Prolific Canadian actor and musician, Ryan Gosling who recently appeared in the highly popular film La La Land, is a supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Ryan is known to have sent letters to various organizations of the farm industry to fight for animal rights. Uniting his voice to many other people (including other famous artists such as P!nk, Demi Moore, Charlize Theron), he brilliantly conveyed his message the old-fashion way by setting it down to paper.
Below are copies of the letters sent by Ryan Gosling. May their content inspire us all to do the same and actively voice our concerns to key persons about atrocities made to animals in the food industry.http://vegan.ism.today/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ryan-gosling-vegan-letter-april-1-2013.png
Letter date June 22nd, 2015, written by Ryan Gosling to Craig Jelinek, CEO Costco Wholesale Corporation
June 22, 2015
Craig Jelinek, CEO
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Dear Mr. Jelinek,
I am writing today about the recent undercover investigation conducted by my friends at The Humane Society of the United States at a Costco egg supplier. 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.
Furthermore, 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?
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.
Letter date April 1st, 2013 written by Ryan Gosling to Jerry Kozak, President and CEO National Milk Producers Federation
April 1, 2013
President and CEO
National Milk Producers Federation
Dear Mr. Kozak,
I was shocked to learn from my friends at PETA about a practice in the dairy industry called “dehorning”, which involves painfully burning horn tissue or gouging cows’ horns out of their heads, often without the use of any painkillers. I respectfully urge the National Milk Producers Federation to take the lead in stopping this barbaric practice by requiring farmers to phase out dehorning by breeding for polled, or naturally hornless, cattle.
Dehorning is one of the most painful things done to cows on dairy farms, whether it is by burning a calf with a searing hot iron or applying caustic paste to create a chemical burn that eats away at the animal’s flesh. As recognized in your FARM Program’s standards, the pain of the removal procedure is even worse once horns start to develop and take root in a calf’s skull. Workers use sharp tools -including saws, sharp wires, or gruesome guillotine dehorners, which may also cut into the surrounding skin- to cut the horns out of an animal’s skull. Calves struggle frantically, bellowing in pain, thrashing, and sometimes collapsing to the ground, and workers restrain them manually or put their heads in a metal apparatus to hold them by their necks.
As you know, there is a simple and humane alternative: breeding for polled cows. The American Veterinary Medical Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and third-party animal welfare auditing groups recognize the benefits of polled genetics for the dairy industry, so there is absolutely no reason -and no excuse- for the cruel, unnecessary practice of dehorning to continue. Please do the right thing and take action today.
Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to hearing your decision.
Letter date June 30th, 2003 written by Ryan Gosling to David C. Novak, Chair, President and CEO Yum! Brands about KFC chicken
June 30, 2003
David C. Novak, Chair, CEO, & President
Yum! Brands, Inc,
1441 Gardiner Ln.
Louisville, KY 40213
Dear Mr. Novak:
I am writing on behalf of Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) about the conditions in which chickens for K. F. C. are raised and slaughtered.
I understand that chickens raised for your restaurants live their entire lives into dark sheds with countless other birds and that each bird lives on floor space roughly the size of a sheet of paper. I was also surprised to learn that chickens from KFC suppliers routinely suffer of broken bones from callous handling when workers grab them by their legs and pack them into crates for transportation. As an advocate for the humane treatment of animals, I am writing to ask that you take steps to implement basic welfare standards to ensure that these animals are afforded a more humane and less painful existence.
I hope you’ll take PETA’s suggestions for improvement into serious consideration.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
What’s next for Ryan in his acting career ?
Next film project on the list: Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Looking forward to watching the movie!