Hey, chicks… Ryan Gosling is here to help.
Earlier this month, The Humane Society revealed extreme animal cruelty by one of Costco's primary egg suppliers in an investigative video report.
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Naturally, the shocking video sparked public outrage.
And this morning RyGos lent his support with a passionate letter to the corporation, writing:
"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."
The "appalling" footage reveals that chickens spend their entire lives on the space of an iPad, many times sharing a cage with a dead chicken corpse.
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But the worst part is Costco's misleading packaging. Gosling continued:
"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?"
The Notebook star concluded the message with a call for action:
"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."
While Costco has yet to respond to the letter, we applaud the actor speaking out for those who cannot!
Check out the investigative report on the company's animal mistreatment (below)!