5/15/2013 3:57 PM ET |
Filed under: Food
Billy Corgan, lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins, is a huuuuge animal supporter!
And he's using his celebrity to call out California Pizza Kitchen!
He wants CPK to demand that their cheese suppliers stop dehorning their cattle!
Dehorning is a very cruel, torturous process, as Emily Deschanel previously pointed out.
"I have viewed the photos and watched PETA's investigative video of these procedures, and I was appalled to see young calves who struggled and writhed in pain as searing hot irons burned their heads. The industry has noted that the burns are so severe that they may damage the underlying bone. Other practices, which include using caustic chemicals to eat away at the horn-bud flesh via a chemical burn, are no better. … I strongly urge you to take immediate action to stop this unspeakable barbarism by requiring your suppliers to phase out dehorning."
The most ridiculous part about all of this is how easily cows can be bred to be hornless!
The hornless gene is a dominant one, so it'd be simple!
So c'mon, CPK, what are you waiting for??
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: billy corgan, california pizza kitchen, calves, cpk, dehorn, mutilation