Dyeing chicks for Easter has been a tradition for ages now but I have always hated it. Not only because the used dye is toxic, but also because it turns the small chicks into seasonal gifts for children to enjoy an then quickly abandon after a short time.
And in a country where animal cruelty is rarely prosecuted, it’s good to finally see somebody doing some effort to stop this practice. The municipality of Jounieh posted on their Facebook page today that they are banning mobile vendors from selling colored chicks around the city.
I’m pretty sure if more municipalities did the same then it will only take a single season to stop those who dye baby chicks from doing it.
Ziad Chebib the governor of Beirut also banned the selling of baby chicks in Beirut.