Ryan Gosling Pens Letter to Costco Urging Them to Sell Cage-Free Eggs
As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to adore Ryan Gosling, he’s standing up for animal rights yet again.
The actor —whose known to be a big animal rights activist — penned an open letter to Costco CEO Craig Jelinek after The Humane Society of the United States released an undercover investigation into the chain’s largest egg suppliers, revealing the cruel truth about their caged chickens.
“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.”
He adds, “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?
Finally, he concludes, “So many corporations are meeting public demand for more humane products and transparency in the food chain. I sincerely hope that Costco will set plans now to go completely cage-free for its eggs.”
This is just one more example of Gosling’s endless support for animal rights and his attempt to shed light on the topic within the food industry.
In 2013, the Eva Mendes’ man wrote an entire blog about animal rights for Huffington Post Canada, encouraging better living conditions for mother pigs. Before that, in 2012, he teamed up with PETA to fight cruelty to cows on dairy farms, and in 2003, he panned KFC for their chicken living conditions.