Target: Todd Siwak, CEO of Ferrara
Goal: Stop using lac bug secretions in Ferrara’s candies.
The popular candy company Ferrara, which is known for candies such as Red Hots, Lemonheads, Boston Baked Beans, and Atomic Fireball, uses bug secretions in many of its products. There are alternative recipes that do not use bug secretions that the company already utilizes. It is time to use the alternative recipe for all the candies.
The secretions come from lac bugs and about 100,000 are killed for a pound of shellac flakes. These flakes are combined with confectioner’s glaze to make the hard shell that encompasses Red Hots, Lemonheads and Boston Baked Beans. However, Ferrara’s Atomic Fireball candies do not use bug secretions for its hard shell.
Sign this petition and demand Ferrara stop using bug secretions in all of its products. The company already has all the information and tools to succeed in making bug-free candy so it would be an easy transition and spare countless lives.
Dear Mr. Siwak,
It has recently come to my attention that your company uses bug secretions for many of its candies. However, there are alternative recipes that you are already utilizing for your Atomic Fireballs. It is time to start using this bug-free recipe for all of your candies.
About 100,000 lac bugs are killed in order to collect a pound of shellac flakes. The flakes are combined with confectioner’s glaze to make the hard shell that encompasses Red Hots, Lemonheads and Boston Baked Beans. Not only is it unnecessary and cruel to kill these bugs, but many consumers are quite disgusted upon hearing what is really in their candy.
Please consider no longer using lac bug secretions in your candies. You already have the information and tools to succeed in making bug-free candy. This simple change will spare countless lives.
[Your Name Here]
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