Brad Pitt has penned an open letter to Costco CEO Craig Jelinek urging him to use higher standards for their caged chickens.
“As you know, these birds producing eggs for your shelves are crammed five or more into cages that are not large enough for even one hen to spread her wings,” the 51-year-old actor wrote (via CBS).
“In short, cramming hens into cages for their entire lives constitutes cruelty to animals, and animals deserve better. As you know, many major corporations, from Burger King to Unilever, are getting rid of cages — and Whole Foods hasn’t sold eggs from caged hens in years. I admire Costco’s many positive social commitments. You’ve shown great courage and integrity on a range of issues. Won’t you please extend that sensibility — and basic decency — to chickens?,” Brad continued.
Ryan Gosling also recently wrote a letter to Costco to urge them to treat the chickens better.