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(TreeHugger)   Not to piss all over your Easter Eggs, but there's a good chance the chocolate bunny you look forward to eating every year was crafted by child slave labor   (treehugger.com) divider line 135
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2013-03-30 04:02:34 AM  
isn't going to school considered slave labor too in your eyes?/
 
2013-03-30 08:04:37 AM  
It's okay, I only eat the eyes.
 
2013-03-30 08:05:30 AM  
And Jesus said, "Leave the children alone, and don't try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this, and they build the chocolate bunnies because their fingers are small and nimble."
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-30 08:16:31 AM  
As an adult, I eat chocolate whenever I want to.
 
2013-03-30 08:47:05 AM  
I can't solve all the ills in the world, so stop trying to make me feel guilty over it.
 
2013-03-30 08:52:30 AM  

naughtyrev: And Jesus said, "Leave the children alone, and don't try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this, and they build the chocolate bunnies because their fingers are small and nimble."


and molest all the kidz
 
2013-03-30 09:07:45 AM  
Coincidentally, the chocolate chip cookies I plan to eat on Easter morning will also be crafted by child labor (my child's).
 
2013-03-30 09:10:55 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't solve all the ills in the world, so stop trying to make me feel guilty over it.


It's OK, a good number of other things you own were probably made by slave children.  Like most of your clothes.

But hey, that's unregulated capitalism for you.
 
2013-03-30 09:21:19 AM  
Meh.
 
2013-03-30 09:52:09 AM  
I only buy organic, fair trade chocolate bunnies hand-crafted by deposed former dictators of banana republics.
 
2013-03-30 09:58:52 AM  
 
2013-03-30 10:02:48 AM  
One of the creepiest lingering CSBs I've ever heard on Fark was the one with big hollow chocolate bunny that had been sitting out too long one day popped and out oozed a river of scurrying cockroaches.
 
2013-03-30 10:05:13 AM  

b0rscht: One of the creepiest lingering CSBs I've ever heard on Fark was the one with big hollow chocolate bunny that had been sitting out too long one day popped and out oozed a river of scurrying cockroaches.


Heh, found it:  http://www.fark.com/comments/7037163/76066638#c76066638
 
2013-03-30 10:50:29 AM  
So you are saying we should all stop eating chocolate?

BLASPHEMER!!!!!
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2013-03-30 10:54:10 AM  
Their tears make all the difference.
 
2013-03-30 10:56:49 AM  
I appreciate their sacrifice. I really do.
 
2013-03-30 10:57:17 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-03-30 10:58:06 AM  
And baby tears !

Don't forget that they use baby tears as an emulsifier!
 
2013-03-30 10:58:26 AM  
Or, you could just go buy your chocolate rabbits from a local chocolatier. You can find one in most downtowns. And I trust having someone who is willing to show you their whole operation a hell of a lot more than relying on "organic!" "fair trade!" labels. I mean, people who exclusively rely on labels often miss out on a lot... like the fact that their organic potatoes were sprayed with so much cyanide that the field could not be entered by a human for 4 days after spraying. Because, you know, cyanide is an "organic" pesticide.
 
2013-03-30 10:59:51 AM  
Where do I get in line to not care about this...
 
2013-03-30 11:00:02 AM  
So is your iPhone

But I have a feeling the chocolate factory has better working conditions than the toxic and hazardous iphone factory, you know, the place where they had to put nets around the building for "employees" who try to commit suicide to leave.
 
2013-03-30 11:01:33 AM  

GAT_00: Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't solve all the ills in the world, so stop trying to make me feel guilty over it.


It's OK, a good number of other things you own were probably made by slave children.  Like most of your clothes.


But hey, that's unregulated capitalism for you.



It's difficult to regulate or enforce other countries child labor laws. I'm sure the computer or smart phone you're using to post on Fark, also contains components produced by child labor.


But hey, that's unrepentant, self righteous consumerism for you.
 
2013-03-30 11:01:50 AM  

scubamage: Or, you could just go buy your chocolate rabbits from a local chocolatier. You can find one in most downtowns. And I trust having someone who is willing to show you their whole operation a hell of a lot more than relying on "organic!" "fair trade!" labels. I mean, people who exclusively rely on labels often miss out on a lot... like the fact that their organic potatoes were sprayed with so much cyanide that the field could not be entered by a human for 4 days after spraying. Because, you know, cyanide is an "organic" pesticide.


Chocolate rabbits are for children.
Children make no distinction between the $1.99 "Mr Crispie" (mostly wax) and the $59.99 elitist douchebag special created by some fancy chocolatier.
 
2013-03-30 11:01:55 AM  
Last year, Ramon highlighted 10 Fairtrade, Organic, and Vegan Sources For Easter Chocolate. That is a good place to start for avoiding the soul-crushing despair you'll feel if you find out mid bunny that your chocolate was produced with the help of slave children.

Sure, buy vegan chocolate to avoid soul-crushing despair. Yeah, the kids'll buy that.
 
2013-03-30 11:02:00 AM  
I only eat chocolate crafted by adult immigrant slave labor.
 
2013-03-30 11:02:36 AM  
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2013-03-30 11:03:35 AM  
Well tell Toby they were delicious.
 
2013-03-30 11:04:03 AM  

Shostie: I only buy organic, fair trade chocolate bunnies hand-crafted by deposed former dictators of banana republics.


Oh, so you don't mind that in order to give land to the deposed former dictators, they have to displace local artisans who are then forced to sell their children into slave labor making chocolate bunnies with lead for eyes?
 
2013-03-30 11:04:39 AM  
I wonder if they recruit these kids by giving them a golden ticket.
 
2013-03-30 11:04:42 AM  
Those kids are heathens, living in heathen countries.  They are all going to hell anyway.....I mean those places are so backward, they don't even have NASCAR.
 
2013-03-30 11:05:46 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Shostie: I only buy organic, fair trade chocolate bunnies hand-crafted by deposed former dictators of banana republics.

Oh, so you don't mind that in order to give land to the deposed former dictators, they have to displace local artisans who are then forced to sell their children into slave labor making chocolate bunnies with lead for eyes?


Why do you hate Pinochet so?
 
2013-03-30 11:05:53 AM  

Walker: So you are saying we should all stop eating chocolate?


How you arrived at that conclusion, from either TFA or the headline, is one of life's great mysteries.
 
2013-03-30 11:06:14 AM  

WhippingBoy: scubamage: Or, you could just go buy your chocolate rabbits from a local chocolatier. You can find one in most downtowns. And I trust having someone who is willing to show you their whole operation a hell of a lot more than relying on "organic!" "fair trade!" labels. I mean, people who exclusively rely on labels often miss out on a lot... like the fact that their organic potatoes were sprayed with so much cyanide that the field could not be entered by a human for 4 days after spraying. Because, you know, cyanide is an "organic" pesticide.

Chocolate rabbits are for children.
Children make no distinction between the $1.99 "Mr Crispie" (mostly wax) and the $59.99 elitist douchebag special created by some fancy chocolatier.


Not really, chocolate figures are for everyone, including adults. Did you suddenly stop eating chocolate at easter once you turned 18? Would you not eat it if someone gave you a chocolate bunny?

And wow, way to automatically assume a local business person is "some elitist douchebag fancy chocolatier." You must be fantastic for your local economy.
 
2013-03-30 11:07:33 AM  
They don't believe in Easter so it's ok.
 
2013-03-30 11:08:04 AM  
Oh, made BY children.  Well, I'm not as excited as I was at first.
 
2013-03-30 11:08:14 AM  
It's been a tradition since the early 1800s for my Virginia relatives to eat Easter treats made by slaves.
 
2013-03-30 11:13:09 AM  

bighairyguy: Their tears make all the difference.


Came to say this, Thanks.
 
2013-03-30 11:14:21 AM  
Mmm, delicious slave labor.
 
2013-03-30 11:16:07 AM  
What's a Jesus for, if not child slave laborers? If He's only good for saving overfed suburban kids embarrassed that they still have the last generation of iPhone, He'd be kind of a weak sauce savior, right?
 
2013-03-30 11:16:47 AM  

SquiggsIN: Chocolate is hardly the only thing produced with slave labor (as above discussed) but for some reason we still keep buying precious metals and gems, electronics, chocolate etc because AMERICANS DON'T CARE what else on the planet they effect so long as we get what we want.  Of course, this will eventually lead to a future where someone else in another country is willing to spend more than we can afford for things we need to survive because we can no longer produce the essentials for life ourselves.

Take 5 minutes and look into local sourcing today.  You might be surprised how much you can enrich your local community by spending your money near home.  Jobs, tax dollars, and community development can be next door or halfway around the world; where do you want the money going?


Don't forget clothes... All those $5 shirts and $10 shoes at the bargain stores had to come from somewhere. I hate it but it's also the only stuff I can afford except for during replacement cycles (ie new cargo pants because the last pair has worn right through the fabric in places)
 
2013-03-30 11:18:09 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: It's difficult to regulate or enforce other countries child labor laws. I'm sure the computer or smart phone you're using to post on Fark, also contains components produced by child labor.


Maybe, but probably not as many as you'd think. Most of the parts used in smartphones and electronics these days are produced by good old-fashioned adult slave labor. They mostly use the kids in less internationally regulated industries like post-consumer electronics recycling and agriculture now.
 
2013-03-30 11:20:32 AM  
It just makes it tastier.

Human suffering is better than foie gras.
 
2013-03-30 11:21:03 AM  
I thought the human species 3D prints all its hollow chocolate pagan symbols now?
/wharrr the future?
 
2013-03-30 11:22:02 AM  
notfncute.com
 
2013-03-30 11:22:20 AM  
During an Easter Egg egg hunt I once found a chocolate bunny but it was a hollow victory.
 
2013-03-30 11:23:06 AM  
Yes, slavery. Delicious slavery.
 
2013-03-30 11:24:34 AM  
your blog sucks

/oblig
//fair trade is generally bullshiat, increased profit margins get eaten up by middlemen in the target country
 
2013-03-30 11:24:40 AM  

ladyfortuna: SquiggsIN: Chocolate is hardly the only thing produced with slave labor (as above discussed) but for some reason we still keep buying precious metals and gems, electronics, chocolate etc because AMERICANS DON'T CARE what else on the planet they effect so long as we get what we want.  Of course, this will eventually lead to a future where someone else in another country is willing to spend more than we can afford for things we need to survive because we can no longer produce the essentials for life ourselves.

Take 5 minutes and look into local sourcing today.  You might be surprised how much you can enrich your local community by spending your money near home.  Jobs, tax dollars, and community development can be next door or halfway around the world; where do you want the money going?

Don't forget clothes... All those $5 shirts and $10 shoes at the bargain stores had to come from somewhere. I hate it but it's also the only stuff I can afford except for during replacement cycles (ie new cargo pants because the last pair has worn right through the fabric in places)


You'd be amazed what you can find at thrift stores and community clothes sales (if you have the latter - we have a hospital which organizes a huge community clothes sale every year, all clothes must be new, and usually you can get brand name fashions for cents on the dollar).
 
2013-03-30 11:28:40 AM  
And i bet those kids are happy to accept that paycheck/bowl of rice. They have to start somewhere like everyone else in this world. Someday they may be influential enough to change the world for the better, or else they will own a factory and employ kiddy labor.
 
2013-03-30 11:29:39 AM  
You know, I'm getting really goddamn tired of living one moral outrage to the next. I'm fresh out of farks to give, I used up my last ones being morally indignant that people can own AR-15s and like to shoot things.
 
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