Friday, December 4, 2009
Why GoatSpawn Must Hate PETA
Point 1: GoatSpawn loves Sesame Street. Songs! Elmo! Elmo singing songs! It's all so exciting to see it on the big TV and not just on Youtube! I don't mind because it's bringing back my own fond memories of Sesame Street, they teach words like "habitat", and it's not constantly interrupted by frenetic commercials for the latest AWESOME! toy.
Point 2: GoatSpawn loves eggs. Since I'm allergic to eggs, I was nervous introducing her to them when she turned one, but it's now become a staple of her diet. She's been happily eating eggs hard-boiled, scrambled, and in omelets. And we're happy to feed them to her: not only are eggs easy and convenient to prepare, they are a nutritious source of protein, fat, vitamins A, D, E and B12, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorous, zinc, iron, folate and choline. We buy the organic, free-range eggs.
Point 3: PETA hates eggs. They maintain that egg production practices are cruel to chickens, and eggs are "cholesterol bombs" that contribute to type-2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes.
Point 4: PETA hates Sesame Street. PETA's latest online campaign is contending that Seseame Street is "misleading children and parents into believing that eggs are a wholesome food", because the Egg Board and its new Good Egg Project is sponsoring the show's 40th season. The project is aims to educate Americans on modern egg farming, introduce them to the farmers, and pledging to donate up to a million eggs to Feeding America, nation's largest hunger relief charity.
Ergo, GoatSpawn must hate PETA.
I know I do.