Written by PETA
Gosling has certainly earned
his cape this month. First, he broke up a street fight in Manhattan. Then, the
Academy Award-nominated actor leapt to the defense of chickens and turkeys on
factory farms. Gosling wrote
a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on
PETA's behalf calling on the agency to revoke its approval of a foam-based extermination method that kills
birds by submerging them in foam to slowly suffocate them. This process can
take up to 15 minutes and is as traumatic and panic-inducing as killing
birds by choking them, strangling them, smothering
them, or burying them alive.
dogs and cats were killed in this way, the person committing these acts would
be charged with cruelty to animals," Gosling wrote. He went on 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.
This isn't the first time
that Gosling has flexed his impressive muscles in birds' behalf. He previously wrote to KFC and McDonald's urging the fast-food chains to adopt PETA's proposed animal
We just love a guy who has
such a drive to stick up for chicks. You
can be a hero for animals, too—don't patronize
McDonald's or KFC.
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