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Dying eggs, receiving pastel-colored baskets filled with goodies, and of course, fluffy chicks and bunnies have practically become synonymous with Easter. With so many cute animals associated with this holiday, it’s no surprise that pet sellers craft an elaborate marketing scheme centered around these adorable creatures, especially baby chicks. But how far is too far?

Despite the fact that dying animals is still technically legal in almost half of U.S states, animal welfare activists warn that dipping these animals into dye for the pure entertainment of Easter fanatics, is a cruel practice. As you can see in the video above, the sellers of these chicks are anything but gentle. They dump the tiny birds into plastic bins and then douse them with dye.  The saddest fact of the situation, is that once the novelty of these birds fades, it’s doubtful that children will give these animals the proper care that they deserve.

Let these little birds serve as a reminder that animals should only be adopted when we are fully aware of the responsibilities involved with taking care of another living being. Instead of giving a chick or bunny this Easter, check out these other ideas.

 



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373 comments on “Heartbreaking Video Shows Why Dying Chicks for Easter is Cruel, Not ‘Cute’ (VIDEO)”

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Nicole Berris
8 Months Ago

Whi the hell still actually does that??? It's pointless and moronic.


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Angel Shrieves
8 Months Ago

Sharon Carpenter this is the video I meant to send you, not the the toy hen one, lol


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Sharon Carpenter
27 Mar 2016

This is so sad!

Angel Shrieves
28 Mar 2016

Truly is

Megan Smallwood
8 Months Ago

Painting them is never okay! The fact that people paint them in different colors is not okay.


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Adel Adel
8 Months Ago

All those who deal with THIS unbearable barbaric sadistic...can't find the worts to explain "WHAT" must be punished !!! They spoiled the Easter idea itself!!!


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Alicia Diaz Abreu
8 Months Ago

horror


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Alicia Diaz Abreu
8 Months Ago

horror


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Sharon Foust
8 Months Ago

I didn't think they did this anymore either, but I must confess that 60 years ago I got some every Easter. We raised them in a coop in the back yard, until they were old enough to eat. BUT: In the last 2 days I have seen a white German Shepherd painted in zebra stripes on Facebook and a rabbit died blue for a commercial on tv. How is this different?


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Rose Anne Main
8 Months Ago

Those poor little creatures, its as if the person doing this has no concept of them being alive at all.


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Charlie Marchment-Nelson
8 Months Ago

Joshua Ayling Cameron Ayling


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Diane Bouwman
8 Months Ago

Bah bah


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