For all of us who get googly-eyed just thinking about a basket full of chocolate that's all ours, Easter is a great time of year. And when we fill our baskets with delicious vegan chocolates, we get all that melt-in-our-mouths goodness without any animal having to die for it. (Chocolate bunnies, of course, are fair game.)
Cows used in the dairy industry are genetically manipulated, pumped with hormones, and kept almost constantly pregnant in order to produce 10 times more milk than they would naturally. Their babies are generally taken away from them within a day of being born, and the males are raised for veal while the females are sentenced to the same fate as their mothers. Most cows are worn out by the time they are 4 years old and are sent to slaughter.
With the bounty of yummy vegan chocolates available from companies like Rose City Chocolatier, Allison's Gourmet Vegan Bakery, and Chocolate Inspirations, there's no need to steal milk from a calf. Harbor Candy Shop has created a delicious assortment just for PETA, available in a pre-assembled Easter basket.
Written by Michelle Sherrow