Every year the White House hosts an Easter egg roll, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are trying to get the White House to use plastic eggs instead of real, hard-boiled ones with a new campaign specifically targeting First Lady Michelle Obama. And a big part of the campaign is a video PETA put online featuring little girls telling Obama they’re not mad, just “disappointed.”
The little girls try to convince her to break tradition, asking, “If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?” and asking her to put herself in the shoes of the chickens that had to lay all those thousands and thousands of eggs. They encourage Obama to use plastic eggs, that way they can use them every year and not waste real ones.
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk also sent a letter directly to the First Lady [PDF], even invoking Obama’s healthy eating initiative to argue against the use of real eggs.
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.
You can watch the video below:
[h/t ABC News]
[photo via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com