Friday, March 21, 2008

Celebrate A Cruelty-Free Easter

VACAVILLE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An animal activist in Vacaville, California, has come up with a cruelty-free way to have an “egg-cellent” Easter (Mar. 23).

Marji Beach, spokesperson for Animal Place, a farm animal sanctuary, wants people to think twice before they hunt for Easter eggs because chickens are the most poorly treated animals in the U.S.

According to Beach, the egg industry cuts off chickens’ beaks, slaughters them inhumanely, and keeps them in tiny wire cages where they live their short lives without ever seeing the sun.

She says, “Eggs are a product of misery and sadness. We shouldn’t support that. I suggest using plastic eggs for Easter egg hunts. Plus, if you lose one, it won’t smell in your yard.”

Though dying Easter eggs isn’t harmful to chickens, Beach says it’s never a good idea to dye baby chicks because it’s illegal, and they are already cute enough on their own.

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