The animal activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants First Lady Michelle Obama to use fake, plastic eggs for the Easter egg roll on the White House lawn.
PETA made a video titled “Michelle Obama, We Need to Talk,” featuring kids telling the first lady to eschew tradition, talking about caged chickens and telling Michelle that she’s “better than this.”
While the video focuses on switching over to plastic eggs and the conditions in which egg-laying chickens live, a letter sent to Michelle from PETA focuses on the nutritional information about eggs.
“Encouraging the consumption of cruelly sourced, unhealthy eggs is inconsistent with the goals of the ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative,” PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk wrote. ”Eggs are laden with saturated animal fat and cholesterol, which are primary contributors to some of our nation’s top killers, including heart disease and strokes. One single large egg contains more cholesterol than two Big Mac sandwiches do. It’s the wrong message to send to children.”
The White House easter egg roll is traditionally planned by the first lady. In the past, the White House has used 14,500 for the egg roll, according to the Washington Examiner.
Obama has yet to respond to PETA in any way.