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WATCH: Vegan Kids Ask First Lady for an Eggless Easter

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The traditional Easter egg roll on the White House lawn is said to have started in 1814. A lot of things have changed since then, except for the use of real chicken’s eggs in the annual event. Three vegan kids, however, have taken to YouTube to implore First Lady Michelle Obama to update the event to make it kinder for chickens: switch the eggs to plastic. And while the video is certainly cute and punny, these kids aren’t yolking around.

“Just because all the other First Ladies have [used real chicken’s eggs], doesn’t mean you have to!” say the young girls. “Be the leader we know you can be!”

The girls pull some startling facts about the event, including how it requires 7,000 eggs every year! These wise young ladies have a great alternative: switch to plastic eggs. They can be reused, and no chickens have to be harmed. Win-win! Can we get a shell yeah?!

What the girls say in the video is true: those 7,000 eggs are coming from hens crammed into some tight cages, living miserable lives. Why support that, when we can make a simple switch to reusable plastic eggs?

PETA’s President, Ingrid Newkirk, backed the girls up with a letter to Mrs. Obama, echoing their plastic egg pitch, and also pointing out a conflict of interest:

“… [E]ncouraging the consumption of cruelly sourced, unhealthy eggs is inconsistent with the goals of the “Let’s Move!” initiative. Eggs are laden with saturated animal fat and cholesterol, which are primary contributors to some of our nation’s top killers, including heart disease and strokes. One single large egg contains more cholesterol than two Big Mac sandwiches do. It’s the wrong message to send to children.”

Now that’s something to squawk about!

Check out the video below for the whole talkin’ to from the girls.

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  • DAS

    Great Idea! And how about we replace paper shopping bags with plastic bags!

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