Please let this be an Easter treating everyone with love and compassion, regardless of species! A dog, a horse, a pig, a cow, a chicken - they all have their lives, purpose and right to live and not to become used and abused in order for anyone to get "meat", animal products, etc.
If you research the egg-industry, you will see their is so much suffering and death involved in the egg industry. Male-chickens are killed at birth (ground up alive), because that the egg-industry can make no profit on them. Female hens are used all life, their eggs (that belong to them, and that they can eat to replenish their nutrition) are taken away from them, and when the farmer can’t make enough profit on the hen, the hen is killed. The hens and chickens have their own purpose – it is not to be used and not to become someone’s food, or to be someone’s property. We should treat others, as we ourselves want to be treated. When it comes to being conscious, to feeling pain, to show love, empathy, to love one’s family, to everything essential – there is no difference between a hen, a dog, a cat, a human.
"If you celebrate Easter, think about what you are celebrating: the idea that love conquers everything, even death. So don’t celebrate the triumph of love over death by participating in death. That makes no sense whatsoever. Celebrate love every day: go vegan.”
Gary L. Francione [ www.facebook.com/abolitionistapproach ]
If we care about animals, and regard them as having a moral value: Only stopping using them and stealing their lives and products, is respecting them, their life and purpose.
I highly recommend this lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLgGnP0pWzM