Animal rights organization PETA is urging the White House to not use “real chicken eggs” for this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll. The President of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, proposed that they can instead opt for “reusable plastic or wooden eggs” or “lovely painted rocks or egg-shaped balls.” Newkirk also emphasized that as First Lady Jill Biden has a Ph.D. in education, she would understand that people in America need to learn that chickens are “smart” and “sensitive.” The annual Easter Egg Roll of the White House will be held on April 10 after a gap of two years due to COVID restrictions.
Fox News reports:
Animal rights group PETA is calling on the White House to refrain from using “real chicken eggs” for the White House Easter Egg Roll this year.
The White House is holding its annual Easter Egg Roll on April 10, its first celebration after the event was paused for two years due to COVID concerns.
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk suggested that the White House could “choose instead reusable plastic or wooden eggs — or even lovely painted rocks or egg-shaped balls” — instead of the traditional chicken eggs.
PETA’s recent letter, addressed to first lady, Jill Biden, was chock-full of egg-themed puns, including calling the event an “eggstra special” one for “chickens and inclusive of all children who attend including those who don’t consume eggs for ethical, environmental, or health reasons.”
Newkirk also referenced high egg prices in her letter, blaming the avian flu outbreak.
“We hope you’ll agree that while families are shelling out nearly 70% more for eggs amid the deadliest avian flu outbreak on record, now is a hopping good time to hatch an Easter tradition that is kind and doesn’t prop up the cruel egg industry,” she noted.
The President of PETA also argued that Jill Biden, who received a Ph.D. in education, would understand that Americans should learn how “smart” and “sensitive” chickens are because she is “an educator.”
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