Hershey, Please Offer Slave-Free Cadbury Eggs in the U.S. This Easter
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Hershey, Please Offer Slave-Free Cadbury Eggs in the U.S. This Easter

    1. Amanda Kloer
    2. Petition by

      Amanda Kloer

      Washington, DC

Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday of the year and many chocolate lovers will be snatching up the iconic Cadbury Creme Egg for this special day. Around the world, Cadbury treats are made even sweeter by being produced using Fair Trade Certified cocoa -- keeping their product un-tainted by the rampant child slavery in the cocoa industry.

Cadbury, now owned by Kraft Foods, has made major commitments to using cocoa produced in compliance with international labor rights standards in certain chocolate products in many countries from the U.K. to Australia to Canada. That's a big deal when much cocoa from the largest cocoa producing region of West Africa has been tainted by abuses like child labor, forced labor and trafficking.

However, in the U.S., Cadbury Creme Eggs aren't made by Cadbury at all. They are actually produced under a license by the Hershey Company. While Cadbury has been able to expand its Fair Trade and responsible cocoa sourcing policies in many corners of the globe, consumers in the U.S. will have to hunt extra hard for Easter eggs made under fair conditions. The unfortunate reality is that Hershey is lagging behind its competitors in sourcing cocoa that has been certified by independent, third parties to address forced labor, child labor and trafficking. Easter is a time of renewal, rebirth and liberation. Hershey can honor the spirit of this holiday -- and the commitment Cadbury has made to supporting cocoa growing communities -- by extending Fair Trade Certified Cadbury Easter eggs to the U.S. market.

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Yum! Check out the Fair Trade Cadbury eggs Brits will enjoy this Easter. To bad Hershey won't share them with Americans!

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Cadbury Eggs vs. Peeps: Made without Hershey's cocoa that supports child slavery? Point Peeps.

    5. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Don't endorse slavery Easter

    6. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Dana Watkins MUNCIE, IN
      • over 3 years ago

      It would be great to see other Hershey products offered in Fair Trade as well!

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    • Susan Burberry LEXINGTON, KY
      • over 3 years ago

      It would be good for you to know that there a lot of us who are talking about Hershey's deplorable use of chocolate which is harvested by child slaves. Many of us are working hard to spread the word and I, for one, do not buy chocolate candy made by Hershey's or any of the other major chocolate candy companies. I buy only fair trade, organic, or equal exchange chocolate, and coffee as well.

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    • Jenny Pascual NORTHVILLE, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      I was shocked to hear that the Hershey Company does not have the integrity that I thought. It is appalling to me that the Hershey Company supports such unjust labor practices.

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    • Irina Brenner AKRON, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Moses has to came to answer with fight against the message of Abraham towards redemtion in the cooperating light of the mighty Uriel . And why is that?

      Believe it or not the message of the Bible is also that humans are supposed to counteract child abuse and slavery

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    • Mariel Beausejour CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      We are not trying to destroy Hershey as a company. We are simply trying to destroy Hershey's habits and bad practices!

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