This year, PETA approached the festival’s organizers, offering to pay for tofu to be used instead of eggs, saying that egg-laying hens may be the most abused animals on the planet and the celebration is glorifying the egg industry.

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Officials would not comment on the controversy, but made the decision to stay with eggs. But one of the 12,000 people at the event said in an article in the Daily Advertiser that “if you want to eat something else, then go somewhere else. This is Cajun country.”