Ryan Gosling speaks up for chickens

Ryan Gosling is speaking against the cruel method of killing chickens and turkeys for food consumption by using foam to suffocate them.  This extermination method, which kills the birds by submerging them in foam, can take up to 15 minutes and has been compared to drowning and/or being buried alive. He wrote in a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “If dogs and cats were killed in this way, the person committing these acts would be charged with cruelty to animals.” The letter goes in to urge the USDA to put its stamp of approval on a less cruel alternative that uses carbon dioxide to painlessly render birds unconscious and that has already been approved by veterinary experts. In the past, Gosling has written to KFC and McDonalds, urging the fast-food chains to use more humane methods.

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  1. L1feless • September 14, 2011 @ 8:32 AM

    I have to say I like his approach. He is not the typical celeb. who is just harping for someone to change he is being realistic and suggesting an alternative means as a replacement.

  2. CLOSEAU HERE • September 14, 2011 @ 11:04 AM


  3. J. • September 16, 2011 @ 5:21 AM

    It’s good to know he is so concerned about animal welfare–more people should speak out. This story really disturbed me.

  4. TheTruth • September 19, 2011 @ 10:28 AM

    Finally, someone speaking up against something other than Shark Fins. Between this and that video of him trying to stop a street beating in NY, hats off to RG a real classy guy.

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