Ryan Gosling Writes Open Letter to Costco CEO: Go Cage Free!
If you didn’t already love Ryan Gosling, you might start loving him now. Today he used his star power to shed light on the topic of cruel factory farming practices. Citing Costco’s decision to eliminate veal crates, Gosling calls on Costco to take further action and now eliminate cages for its chickens.
“You’re already eliminating cages for veal, calves and pigs – don’t you feel that chickens also deserve the same mercy?”
In the letter addressed to Craig Jelinek, CEO of Costco, Gosling doesn’t hold back in describing practices recently revealed by The Humane Society of the United States in an undercover investigation.
“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 concludes his letter with a call-to-action, encouraging Costco to “go completely cage-free for its eggs.” We at Clearly Veg hope that Costco will comply with Gosling’s plea and we applaud Gosling for using his (very sexy) voice to gather attention for this cause!
Here you can read the letter in full: