1000 Flowers for the Planet - #475 Buy Fair Trade Easter Eggs
Easter will soon be celebrated by the Christian world, presenting many people with the opportunity to think about fellow human beings in other countries, specifically children who are trapped in slavery on cocoa farms to produce a product most Westerners gobble down without a second thought. Easter eggs are consumed in great quantities, creating a demand that has produced a trade that functions on human misery, all for the sake of bringing cheap chocolate to your supermarket shelves. Make this year a time for sending a strong message to suppliers that we will not support growers who use child labour or slave labour of any kind, that we demand proper working conditions for our fellow man and that we want to buy Fair Trade chocolate this Easter. Help stop the trafficking of children into West African cocoa plantations. For Aussies, Fair Trade chocolate is available at The Trading Circles in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, at Oxfam stores or maybe your local supermarket. If you cannot find Fair Trade chocolate in your area, then your Easter Action can be to ask for it at your local supermarket. Spread the word and encourage your family and friends to buy only Fair Trade chocolate.