Easter Equation. 1 Pig = 6,400 Peeps. (And don’t take this as an excuse to eat more ham instead!)
Easter is an especially bad holiday for vegan candy, with an emphasis on molded milk chocolate, creme eggs, and Peeps. At least we still have jelly beans, I guess. (Vegan chocolate bunnies do exist, but good luck finding them at your local chain drug store.)
PETA2 cites a couple of sobering figures from Harper’s Index:
Estimated number of the marshmallow candy Peeps that will be consumed around Easter – 800,000,000
Estimated number of pigs who died to make them – 125,000
SuperVegan will have more Easter-related posts as the big day approaches. It’s one of those holidays with an awful lot of animal related issues.