We Love Chocolate
What are the first two things that come to mind when we say “Valentine’s Day”? Love and chocolate. Two of the best things in the world combined into one day? Count us all in! But let’s ask ourselves what chocolate truly is. How is it made? Where does it come from? Who made it? The more questions we answer, the more we realize that the story of chocolate isn’t one of love; it’s one of pain and suffering. And this Valentine’s Day, we’re all going to tell the stories of chocolate and its victims. 70% of the world’s cocoa is grown in Western Africa and is controlled by a few major global corporations like Hershey’s, Nestle and Mars. Farmers struggle to make ends meet, so children often work in the plantations too. Worse, children are regularly trafficked from one plantation to another, imprisoned for the rest of their lives. Milk that goes in chocolate comes from cows who too are lifelong prisoners. Their bodies are exploited year after year for the milk and babies they produce, milk being the “product” and babies the “by-product”. Together, let’s challenge racism, capitalism and speciesism.
WHY TARGET THESE COMPANIES?
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HOW TO ORGANIZE?
Do you have the passion and desire to fight for animals and beyond? Once you join our team you will have access to various materials and one-on-one assistance on how to start organizing where you live! Drop us a line and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Here are a few examples of materials we can use for this campaign, so we can start connecting the dots. For more information on why we stand against every single type of exploitation against non-human animals, please check our VEGANISM page.
Interested in leading an intervention? Download these materials in high-resolution clicking on the images below. We offer them in different sizes and languages. Questions? Contact us!
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