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.