Celebrating a Cruelty-Free EasterPosted by Jennifer Molidor, ALDF's Staff Writer on March 29, 2013
It’s time for another edition of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Pinterest Board! Tofu-scramble, breakfast burritos, cupcakes, cookies, and smoothies–for an easy breezy brunch. It’s time for all the sweets that spring holidays bring–but without the eggs and hold the cruelty. Click on any images in this article to visit our Pinterest board. See what it’s all about!
Why are we so gung-ho about cutting out eggs and improving the regulation of egg-labeling? For one thing, we love happy hens! Did you know that the U.S. produces almost 75 billion eggs a year? Probably 95% of the hens that produce America’s eggs live in truly unimaginable conditions of confinement. Many people like to believe that eggs from cage-free or free-range eggs are suitable alternatives, but the truth is the hens producing these eggs suffer too. A safe way to ensure that no animals are harmed, to improve your overall health, and to best steward the health of the environment, is to go egg-free.
That is why this week the Animal Legal Defense Fund brought you Egg Action Week. It’s not too late for you to join in and take action for animals!
- On Monday, we asked you to take our quick survey about the kind of eggs you eat, or don’t eat. Check out the results!
|321 people responded to the poll.|
- On Tuesday, we asked you to take action by telling us if you were duped by the messaging of an industrial egg producer in California called Olivera’s Cage Free.
- On Wednesday, we asked you to move Beyond Eggs with Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, a company poised to take us into the future of plant-based foods, and heralded by Bill Gates as one of the top three innovative producers of alternative foods.
- On Thursday, we told you about our joint egg labeling lawsuit against government agencies, and asked you to join in our scavenger hunt by sharing photos of egg cartons that distort the fact that they come from industrially-produced eggs.
We’ve collected our favorite recipes for an #EggFreeEaster and #PlantBasedPassover. Chock-full of protein, vitamins, and yumminess, these eggless recipes are good for you and delicious too! Check out Zelana Montminy’s egg-free “egg salad,” it’s low on cholesterol and has zero grams of cruelty to animals. Or maybe you want to make Joonbug’s Vegan Easter Nest Cupcakes to share with friends or… to not share!
What to do with children who want to dye Easter eggs? Why not try Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Life vegan “marshmallow” dyeing guide?
The LunchboxBunch offers happy, healthy and 100% vegan recipes, including 30 recipes for Vegan Easter Brunch. I can’t wait to try her lemon poppy seed muffins!
Of course, HealthyVoyager’s Spring Frittata sounds pretty good too for a Passover Brunch–along with an Easter Bunny Ambrosia salad!
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– ALDF (@ALDF) March 29, 2013