One of the downsides to being socially conscious is that you know too much. Like now. As I sit here wallowing in trying to recreate Easter traditions in my new country, I get this message:
Lindt and Ferrero: This Easter, end child slave labour in your chocolate
Children as young as seven are enduring 16-hour days and beatings to produce the cocoa that major companies use to make chocolate. And only days before Easter, these companies are desperately competing with each other to maximise profits.
It’s their most lucrative holiday period — but their profits will come from modern day child slavery. And while every other major chocolate company has already taken steps to ensure their cocoa isn’t harvested by children, Lindt and Ferrero continue to put massive profits ahead of basic child welfare.
– and then there is a petition to sign (here)
FOR FUCKS SAKE (sorry for the swearing). Of all the companies in the world, it just had to be Lindt and Ferrero, the only chocolate I actually eat. There goes my plan to put a Lindt bunny under the branches. I can’t bloody well eat it, now that I know a 7-year-old child toiled in slavery, picking the cocoa beans. It’s like a massive massacre of Easter bunnies. What did these bunnies do to deserve this? What did I do to deserve this? Can’t the world just grow up?