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Hershey’s: We Want Dairy-Free Chocolate!

Hershey’s: We Want Dairy-Free Chocolate!

Calling all chocolate lovers! With a rapidly growing number of people choosing plant-based diets to help the environment and save animals, it’s the perfect time to call on Hershey’s to release dairy-free chocolate!

The Hershey Company is the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America and has a huge presence worldwide, yet it doesn’t (yet!) offer any dairy-free chocolate. It’s so important for large companies like Hershey’s to offer convenient and affordable alternatives to animal products so people can easily purchase them. As we have seen from Ben and Jerry’s, Breyers, Haagen-Dazs, and most recently Baskin Robbins, big dairy-based companies are willing to change, but they simply won’t unless we speak up!

Why dairy-free?

In the dairy industry, calves are torn away from their mothers mere hours after birth. Cows are devoted and nurturing mothers who forge incredibly strong bonds with their calves. Many cry for days after being separated, longing for their babies to be returned. Terrified and alone, newborn calves are cruelly deprived of the comfort of their mothers. Male calves are usually killed for veal, while females are raised inside tiny plastic hutches, destined to suffer the same fate as their mothers. Dairy cows endure a constant cycle of forced impregnation, birth and heartbreaking loss until their milk production declines with age. At that point, they are sent to the slaughterhouse. Some are still pregnant while slaughtered, and all are killed at only a fraction of their natural lifespan. The production of dairy is incredibly cruel and inefficient, and hard to justify when we can lead happy and healthy lives without it.

What You Can Do

Contact Hershey’s to ask for a dairy-free chocolate!

1) Call or text Hershey's at 1 (800) 468-1714

For example, you can say or text:


"Hi, my name is ____. I'd love to buy some Hershey’s dairy-free chocolate! Will you be developing one soon?"

2) Leave a comment on Hershey’s Facebook page, or send a tweet to @ASKHERSHEY

For example, you can write:
I'd love to buy some Hershey’s dairy-free chocolate! Will you be developing one soon?"

3) Sign up for our 21-day dairy-free challenge at dairyfreechallenge.com

4) Join us in urging Hershey’s to release a dairy-free chocolate by filling out the fields on this page. If you have time, please consider personalizing your letter. It will help it stand out!

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