It’s not rare to find celebrities fighting for a cause, and for Ryan Gosling, that cause is to raise awareness about animal cruelty in corporations.
The actor wrote an open letter to the CEO of Costco yesterday, demanding for better conditions for the hens. In his letter, he described the living conditions of the livestock.
“I am writing today about the recent undercover investigation conducted by my friends at The Humane Society of the United States at a Costco egg supplier. Video footage revealed abhorrent cruelty including rows upon rows of birds confined in filth-laden cages with the mummified corpses of their cage-mates—eating, sleeping, defecating, and laying eggs on top of dead birds—and hens’ wings, legs, and necks trapped in the corroded wires of their battery cages. Furthermore, it is appalling that Costco has been selling these eggs with deceptive labeling on cartons featuring graphics of birds living out in a green pasture. You’re already eliminating cages for veal calves and pigs – don’t you feel that chickens also deserve the same mercy?”
This is not the first time the actor has campaigned against animal cruelty. Two years ago, he worked with PETA to call out on dairy farm owners who practised “dehorning”—the removal of calves’ horns through gouging or burning of tissue, a process he described as “cruel” and “unnecessary”. He has also spoken up for the living conditions of KFC’s chickens since 2003.
Do you see where he’s coming from? No? This is him judging you.
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