October 22nd, 2011 by admin
I love Halloween. The coming darkness of autumn, the creepy, smiling jack-o-lanterns, and pumpkin-flavored everything. At what other time of the year do you get to dress up in wacky, sexy, or superhero costumes and eat yourself sick with candy? What a great holiday!
But Halloween can also be a nightmare for vegans—seems like non-vegan sweets are everywhere. Yet the true nightmare is what happens to animals on factory farms.
Vegan treats can be found at the witching hour, and you wouldn’t have guessed that some old favorites are actually vegan. Our friends at VegNews have compiled a deliciously comprehensive list of vegan candy. Can you imagine that Dots, Pez, and Dum-Dum Pops are vegan? You can also indulge in candies that are a bit healthier, support fair trade practices, and encourage sustainable agriculture like Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates or Let’s Do Organic Gummy Bears.
So when the little monsters come to your door, you don’t necessarily have to contribute to the sugar fest. Stickers are a great surprise for the vampires, Freddy Kruegers, and Lady Gagas. Kids love stickers, and yours will be the coolest house on the block! Colored pencils or erasers can be fun, too.
Let’s make this a safe and compassionate holiday for everyone, including farmed animals.
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