Ed Driscoll

The Easter Bunny in the Balance

“White House Easter Egg Roll ‘Goes Green,’” Fox Nation reports:

The White House announced Monday that this year’s Easter Egg Roll will be “more environmentally friendly,” including eggs made with wood certified by an environmental activist organization and packaging “to minimize waste and environmental impact.”

The press release issued by the White House states that the eggs will be produced in the United States from hardwood “certified” by the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit organization with a presence in 50 countries and a mission “to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.”

The “greener” packaging for the eggs – available in purple, pink, green and yellow – is made from paperboard certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. The paperboard “uses no wood fibers from controversial sources” and the printed carton the egg comes in can be recycled. The packaging is also decorated with vegetable oil-based inks and water-based coatings.

Sure, it’s politicizing the most important holiday in Christianity. Still though, it’s always nice to see two religions co-existing together, however tenuously they otherwise normally get along. Perhaps free copies of the new bible could be passed out by the White House as well.

Related: “PETA: Hey, Let’s Change Bible to Include More Animal Friendly Language!”

As long as the animal-friendly language involves phrases such as “medium rare,” and “boiled or fried,” I’m OK with that.

Update: Moe Lane describes the above story as “The Wrong White House Easter Egg Outrage.”