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Ryan Gosling Slams Costco's Treatment of Chickens in New Open Letter

Ryan Gosling Slams Costco's Treatment of Chickens in New Open Letter

Ryan Gosling has written an open letter to Costco to urge the company to be more humane with the chickens they use for eggs.

“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,” the 34-year-old actor writes in his letter. “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?” Ryan continues.

Click inside to read the lest of Ryan Gosling’s open letter…

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.

Sincerely,

Ryan Gosling

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  • Marion M

    I hope Costco reacts as quickly to Ryan Gosling as Apple Music did to Taylor Swift^^…

  • Sofia

    I applaud him for this.

  • Sofia

    Exactly, this are the causes that need attention, not greedy Swift.

  • jojie

    I feel so sad about the chickens are treated. :( Paging Costco!

  • Charb

    Meanwhile in his own country, thousands of indigenous women and young girls are being murdered and going missing.

  • b324

    It’s absolutely disgusting and inhumane how we treat the animals we use for food, whether through eggs or milk or their own meat. Obviously we’re not going to turn everyone in this world vegetarian or vegan but we can fight for animals to live a good life before dying.

    I’m reminded of a quote by Temple Grandin….

    “I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we’ve got to do it right. We’ve got to give those animals a decent life, and we’ve got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.”

  • b324

    It’s absolutely disgusting and inhumane how we treat the animals we use for food, whether through eggs or milk or their own meat. Obviously we’re not going to turn everyone in this world vegetarian or vegan but we can fight for animals to live a good life before dying.

    I’m reminded of a quote by Temple Grandin….

    “I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we’ve got to do it right. We’ve got to give those animals a decent life, and we’ve got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.”

  • KarenDParrish
  • Gala

    GOOD ,VERY GOOD …

  • Sofia

    And that is something we should all be worried about and taking actions on it, I agree. But isn’t this an important cause too?

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