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PETA Scolds FLOTUS For Using Real Eggs In Egg Roll

From the Washington Examiner:

PETA scolds Michelle Obama over using real eggs for Easter Egg Roll

By Paul Bedard | APRIL 15, 2014

PETA is urging first lady Michelle Obama to substitute fake eggs for the 19,000 real ones to be used in Monday’s Easter Egg Roll, claiming that egg production is cruel and eating them unhealthy and a violation of her “Let’s Move!” agenda.

And never mind that it’s a long debunked myth that eggs are unhealthy.

In a video featuring young girls playing to the first lady’s heartstrings, two pre-teens say, “Just because all the other first ladies have done it doesn’t mean you have to. If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge would you?”

Well, they are using Michelle’s kind of logic.

In an open letter, Ingrid E. Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of animals adds:

"For chickens on egg factory farms, Easter is not a time of renewal or joy. It can take up to 34 hours in typically hellish conditions for a hen to produce just one of the thousands of eggs slated to be used at the Easter Egg Roll. Furthermore, encouraging 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."

They left out the risk of Salmonella!

The East Wing, run by the first lady, is in charge of the event. In the past, the White House has boiled 19,000 eggs for the event — 14,500 for the egg roll and egg hunt, and the rest to dye.

In their video, the kids try to turn the tables on a typical mother-daughter lecture. "I’m not mad — I’m just disappointed," the kids begin. "Think for a second how many chickens had to spend their whole lives in a cage to lay those eggs, never seeing the sunshine." Then they scold, "You’re planning another Easter Egg Roll with real eggs, aren’t you?”

We don’t care how absurd PETA is being here. It’s just nice to see Michelle Obama be the recipient of a self-righteous scolding for a change.

Below is the text of Newkirk’s letter to the first lady.

Dear Ms. Obama,

I’m writing on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and our more than 3 million members and supporters to urge you, with all due respect, to use reusable plastic or ceramic eggs instead of hard-boiled chicken eggs at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

For chickens on egg factory farms, Easter is not a time of renewal or joy. It can take up to 34 hours in typically hellish conditions for a hen to produce just one of the thousands of eggs slated to be used at the Easter Egg Roll. Furthermore, encouraging 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.

Please take a few moments to visit http://peta.vg/1f28 to watch a special video message made for you by a group of kids who are hopping mad about animal abuse in the egg industry. I hope that after hearing their message, you will implement a new, humane tradition at the White House by using synthetic eggs that don’t require any animal to suffer. Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy Easter.

Respectfully yours,

Ingrid E. Newkirk, President

It’s time somebody took on the BIG EGG industry.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “PETA Scolds FLOTUS For Using Real Eggs In Egg Roll”

  1. Curiosity

    My boss likes to discuss complex networks and how changes often have unpredictable consequences.

    An example he likes to give is about the egg industry in France. Some regulation was passed (I forget details), but ultimately farmers were losing money on each egg they sold. What they chose to do was just wholesale destroy their eggs until the supply was very low, such that they were actually finally making money again. Mind you, this is France, and they need eggs for their pastry cooking and such.

    http://www.businessinsider.com.....ght-2013-8

    I forget what the follow on resolution was…

  2. Astravogel

    PETA. Chuck Yeager’s comment about “root weevels” seems appropriate.

  3. I wonder if it has ever occurred to them that, since all life is precious including defenseless animals .. then abortion is beyond the pale and even worse than the old style vacuum death chambers for dogs and cats that PETA fought so hard against ..

    .. no. It’s never occurred to them.

  4. Chrispbass

    GBJ,

    The pro-abort people have concluded that they are not aborting humans. They are not real lives or real humans yet. It’s not murder, yet.

    • yadayada

      not surprising that those same groups are fighting so stringently against proposed laws requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds on the fetus and show them to the mother prior to scheduling an abortion.
      even when the fetus is so tiny, many (thankfully) can’t go through with an abortion after seeing a life growing inside them. seeing and hearing a heart beating inside them can have quite an effect.
      what do we teach in first responder’s class? look, listen, and feel for a heartbeat.

      what is a beating heart if it is not life?

      that’s not a war on women or women’s rights. quite the opposite. it’s liberating them from the oppression of ignorance. it’s ripping through the shroud of propaganda in a manner too difficult to deny or sweep under the rug of obfuscation.

  5. Right of the People

    <<>>

    If only it were so.

  6. yadayada

    since when do the God-less souls on the left view Easter as “a time of renewal or joy” ? please don’t pretend to use parts of my religion to further your cause.

    “It can take up to 34 hours in typically hellish conditions for a hen to produce just one of the thousands of eggs”

    I prefer they spend 45 mins. in the hellish heat of my oven


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