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Who is NOT celebrating Easter?

No need to hunt down cruelty free chocolate for me!

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PurpleFae PurpleFae NSW Posts: 283
1 4 Apr 2012
I don't do holidays, really. No Christmas, Easter, Halloween, rarely even do birthdays.

So wondering if any vegans here weren't really 'attending' Easter?

Right now, it's reminded me of something.

I was on a train a couple of weeks ago and a teenager said she was going to get a bunny when she's 18 because of it's "fluffy ears being cute". Her friend asked her if she was aware of the duty of care she would have to ensure that bunny was healthy and happy. She just went "it's fine and easy. They're cute." Righto.

Easter for me is more about talking about cute, small animals and what duty we have to them rather than chocolate. I don't eat chocolate much these days. Getting old. D: It's great for the little ones but the littles ones always remember that the bunnies need love and care. Many seem to forget this as we get older.

Christina3 Christina3 NSW Posts: 128
2 4 Apr 2012
I'm not a christian, so it doesn't have any religious significance to me. I used to like it because I got extra chocolate at school and home. Now though I see it as the time where I have to get a bucket of water and scrubber to get all the "(cross) = love" graffiti that has been drawn with chalk on about every inch of my neighbourhood (I live in one of the biggest christian suburbs). So yeah, it's pretty fun for me. Oh, and I forgot about all the mentions of the easter show that flood my facebook and having to restrain myself from telling people what's wrong with it. The dairy industry. The animals for entertainment industry. The meat industry. It's just everywhere!

Hmmf. I'll have to try and stay indoors. rolleyes

Deespark Deespark QLD Posts: 328
3 4 Apr 2012
But.... but how could I go without chocolate? I see it as a great way to get lots of chocolate and share it and show everyone that vegans can enjoy chocolate filled easters as well! (ahem, I actually just made that up as an excuse for my chocolate eating).

I am not religious, and it's getting to the stage where I don't care about celebrating it much, but I have neices and nephews, so will probably celebrate the day with them anyway for many years to come. Lots of sweet william bunnies to go around lol.

though now that you mention it, it is actually a great time to talk about the duty of care with bunnies, and chicks

..1 ..1 TAS Posts: 2265
4 4 Apr 2012
We're not celebrating Easter this year, but I will still be buying Easter chocolate, because I can't resist Lindt Bunnies! Assuming no family decide to turn up and wreck my Easter-free Easter, I might go to the Dogs' Home and walk a few of the dogs. Seeing as no other volunteers are going to be there.

Edit: I've had a few bunnies, and they're not that easy to look after. They're only easy if you shove them in a tiny cage in the corner of your backyard and forget about them. (Not that I would do that, but that's what most people do.)

Lee96 Lee96 QLD Posts: 55
5 4 Apr 2012
Hmm, nowadays it's just been commercialized and turned into another excuse for people to mindlessly spend and for corporations to peddle their overpriced wares.

So no.

Beemo Beemo United States Posts: 1259
6 4 Apr 2012
Not really. I think it's more for little kids and religious folk.
I will however be making homemade vegan chocolates this weekend. I will take any excuse there is too eat lots of chocolate wink

I do hate how some people buy and promote the sale of animals (mainly rabbits and chickens) this time of year. I am super happy that my two local pet shops have shut down in time for Easter! The only pet shop left around this area is Pet Barn which doesn't sell rabbits or chickens happy

RaV3N RaV3N WA Posts: 2152
7 5 Apr 2012
Nope. I'm just enjoying having my partner home for 4 days!! Next year when my daughter is older (she's only 5.5mths now) I'll help her make up an egg basket for the easter bunny and might go on an egg hunt, but that's it. My mum has sent her an easter present - building blocks. No chocolate in this house. Mostly cos I'm trying to lose weight lol

Homewrecker Homewrecker VIC Posts: 49
8 5 Apr 2012
I don't mind if people celebrate it for religious reasons - to each their own. Or in the words of Bad Religion, "do what you want just don't do it around me".

Of course like anything it has been over commercialised.

But my main concern is with the excessive consumption of non-fair-trade chocolate. I seriously don't know how people can eat something that has come from child trafficking and slave labour and not give a crap.

If you find yourself with some spare time I highly recommend watching this series of videos:

Tanyaka Tanyaka VIC Posts: 1219
9 5 Apr 2012
Shizzload of dairy milk chocolate being bought too, which always disturbs me.

Easter has always been about lots of chocolate for my partner and I. But we're trying to be healthier and we know what if we get heaps of chocolate, we will eat it all that weekend!!! So we decided to skip easter this year!!! We're going to enjoy the long weekend off work and go have some fun with friends. happy

I was going to buy a pack of sweet williams easter bunnies because they are portion controlled and easy to take one bunny out and put the pack away!!! I looove sweet williams!!! Love them so much tongue
But I couldn't find any!! sad Might have a look today again if I finish work early.

Kirrilly Kirrilly VIC Posts: 2092
10 5 Apr 2012
It has become very commercialised, hasn't it? Although I'm not Christian so I can't say I agree with the original meaning either.

It's very sad the amount of dairy that will be sold, not to mention parents buying rabbits and chicks for their young children thinking it's cute and that the child might learn about caring for animals. Bunnies aren't an easy pet to take care of and often they have health problems and stress from kids handling them the wrong way.

However I'm still going to enjoy a Lindt bunny, never been much of a chocolate person but the dark bunnies are the only exception! tongue

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