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Ryan Gosling Sticks Up for Chicks

Written by PETA | April 30, 2008

I wanted to do a joke here about the fact that “gosling” means baby goose, but it’s not coming, so I’ll just play this one straight: Ryan Gosling, the Oscar-nominated star of Lars and the Real Girl, Murder by Numbers, and Half Nelson, has just fired off a letter on behalf of PETA to John Bitove (who runs the show for most KFCs in Canada, Ryan’s home country) urging him to stop Canadian KFCs’ suppliers worst abuses of chickens, who are killed when they’re still just babies. “The time is ripe to do the right thing,” he writes. “By adopting the basic recommendations made by PETA and scientific experts (including raising birds in a more natural manner and employing less cruel slaughter methods), you could dramatically improve the lives and deaths of chickens ….”

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Image credits: DeadlineHollywoodDaily, BBC / CC

And if you haven’t seen Lars and the Real Girl yet, you should rent it. Definitely one of my favorite movies this year.

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  • Tilini says:

    go ryan!!!

  • Sydney says:

    This a huge step for the safety of animals.Thank u so much Ryan

  • lauren C. says:

    Well done Mr. Gosling! You know who REALLY must be educated about KFCruelty? Rihanna singer. She was in People.com “star tracks” daily photos on April 28 drinking from a KFC cup and on May 8 waiting in line at a KFC. Since she is a very popular celeb right now I think it’s terrible she is supporting KF Cruelty.

  • JeVanne Gibbs says:

    That’s awesome man!!!!! Rock on Ryan!!!!!!

  • Mark says:

    Who gives a flying rip what some Hollywood Wacko thinks? I sure don’t. Why celebs feel inclined to expressed their warped views upon others is purely insane. Duh… I know so they can make a name for themselves and sell more tickets thereby lining their own pockets. Love that chicken. You want fries with that?

  • Gina says:

    Ryan Gosling is adorable one of my favorites. I must have a sense about actors because I also love Joaquin Phoenix he also speaks out for animals rights is a vegetarian. Great thing to do animals need all the help they can get. When I pass my KFC it makes me feel ill how can people patronize such a inhumane food chain? I know most have heard of Peta’s campain about cruelty to chickens yet their business seems to be booming!

  • Jennifer says:

    You should know that John Bitove just did a huge benefit called One night for the Sunnybrook hospital. It would be interesting to show on one hand he is working towards helping babies in a neo natal unit and on the other abusing defensless chickens. i can’t believe a man with that much money and supposedly the heart in the right place for some things would let this happen. I hope he listens.

  • bethany R. says:

    Not that it has been said but thank you Ryan thank you peta for putting this up it lets people know the right thing to do about animals even though some people like to poison others with bad information and make them not have there own mind animals know when we are hurtingdyingsadhappyangrysick or even dead because they respond with love and in some ways in rage and that is the only way they can respond so don’t kill animals even if they have done something to you they don’t mean it they forgive and forget truthfully forget so much easier then humans and in most cases they are even more humanly then humans like rappists drug dealers that fight their dogs rodeo riders that scare those horses and bulls to drive them to madness stupid hunters that hunt just for sport and not for survival bluggeners that hit baby sealsraccoonsanything that has beauty on the outside and flaunt it around like it is something beautiful and uncruel because you wear death on you like it is your skin what would you do without your skin most likely suffer then die of shock and bleed to death slowly and let people be entertained by stupid sport that has anything to do with “breaking” an animal. GOD didn’t put these animals on this earth to be abused. I can give even more of an opinion but i can’t at the hour cause i have to go to bed.Again thank you ryanpeta and any other peta supporter for putting this up. Also thank you for letting me vent out some of my frustrations. much love Bethany

  • nicole says:

    aw thanks ryan. this must of helped the chicks alot

  • Danielle says:

    i think it’s just great what ryan is doing!if KFC will make there menus abit healthier by using vegetable oil instead of animal fat then why can’t they give this a try as well!!! GO RYAN!!!!

  • mayra Hernandez says:

    Thank you so much for helping out the animals!!!! When i found out how kfc tortured animals i stopped eating there and now im a vegetarian i just cant eat an innocent animal…..Thanks once again!!!!!

  • Sheila H says:

    I refuse to eat at KFC now and forever. Keep fighting!

  • Kristin says:

    This is awesome. Good for Ryan. We need more like him.

  • Carolyn says:

    I love you Ryan. Are you vegan?

  • Jesse Collins says:

    Let’s focus on reality Ryan. They are called chicks not Babies? Let us use some common sense and big boy terms.

  • Valerie says:

    I am pleased to see a celebrity is aware of one of the many many tragic issues that are taking place all over the world. It’s great to directly address the abuse these helpless living breathing seeing thinking creatures are forced to live with but I am also concerned with the long term affects these factory style processed chickens and other animals will have on us by eating them. What I mean is how sanitary is the inside and outs of animals before they are slaughtered and after. We might as well start producing human slaughter houses and sell our meat and feet and eyeballs because there’s meat surrounding our bones throughout our bodies too. We are willing to ignore the fact that animals have brains that work in the same manner as humans. Our brains were just blessed with some more development thats all. Although PETA is a great organization with very optimistic concepts the greed and selfishness of human beings will have to be taken on in a war like fashion. Majority always rules…

  • Crystal says:

    Thanks RyanFor standing up for all the Chickens!! KFC SUCKS! Mc Death Sucks 2! They don’t care about the animals or you…just your money$$$$! Hello PPL Wake up!! They are all death corporations!!! P.SI don’t take orders from Colonel SandersDo you?

  • Beka says:

    thank you so much Ryan for standing up against industries like that. it really helps alot. by the way i loved you in” the notebook”

  • Tajinder Singh says:

    Fight for KFC Cruelty ! Tajinder Singh PeTA India

  • jennifer etuk says:

    yes its wrong to kill chicks who r expected to grow n its good dat celebs use their names for causes.whether its a publicity stunt or not. my point here is dat peta should adopt more humane means of dealing with hman beings.u say u r advocates for animals yet you tend to act like crazy wild animals dat should be caged wen u want to make a point addressing ppl dat wear fur or something.secondly peta has no right whatsoever to convince the world to become vegetarians.if u must bother KFC about sellin chickens convince them to stop killin chicks or goslings.its not right.dats just like killin and eating babies. there r a million and one ways to approach a cause. dont be violent or try to run ppl out of their business its not right

  • gary says:

    Man I love kfc. you know what? celebrities should worry about more Important things like helping are own starving people in this country. And not worry about other stupid countries kids. P.S. screw canada and Ryan Gosling. Have a really nice day. OC Asshole. I think I’m going to have kfc for lunch tomorrow.

  • Carmen says:

    Thank you Ryan for doing the right thing and expressing the opinion of millions of Americans who believe in the rights of animals.

  • Rachel says:

    yayyyy I love Ryan Gosling even more now!

  • Lindsey says:

    I didn’t think I could possibly like Ryan Gosling anymore. But he never stops amazing me.

  • Jessica Moriarty says:

    Ryan I want to thank you for addressing this issue. Unfortunately not all of us are heard and appreciate the time you have taken to make our voices heard.

  • Inga says:

    This is great news! Thanks to Ryan Gosling!!

  • Tara says:

    Great job Ryan. This animal abuse must be put to an end!

  • karen says:

    I always liked Ryan Gosling and now I LOVE him! Compassion is definitely hot!

  • ray pishgou says:

    yay for gossling

  • Elisabeth Probert says:

    I’m Canadian currently living near Cornwall where Mr. Gosling grew up. I adore all of his movies he’s an incredible actor and obviously an incredible caring person. THANKS RYAN! These poor chickens need all the help they can get! F KFC!

  • lynda downie says:

    Thanks Ryan! Jack the best I could come up with was ‘What’s good for the gosling is good for the chicks!’ I know kinda lame.

  • Julianne says:

    Thankyou for helping these poor animals! times time to stnad up for the ones know without a voice ALL animals have voices you just have to stop and listen to understnad them. God bless PETA supporters and Animals Lovers Love Julianne xox a PETA supporter and a pet owner

  • Danni Anker says:

    Whoot Whoot Ryan!

  • JoAnne says:

    I’m a fellow Canadian living in Hong Kong and a recent vegan. Kudos to Ryan! We all can do our part too by not eating chicken.

  • Charlie says:

    well done one step at a time D all we need to do now is get the world eating veggie chiken and lettin chikens live there life.

  • Kristian Minde says:

    I’m very glad to hear Ryan Gosling is an opponet to the cruelty of KFC. Now he just needs to consider adopting a vegetarian diet into his life.

  • ccbliggity says:

    this is great.. i whole heartedly agree with cathie york… way to go ryan! thanks for your support. you rock! eff kfc.

  • Ashley says:

    Way to go Ryan! Thank you for using your celebrity for a good cause. I knew there’s a reason why I liked you! Thanks for sharing the message.

  • Carla says:

    Thanks Ryan Gosling!! You are so TRUE!! And from Canada… Down with ALL the KFC’s!! It can happen two so far where I’m from SHUT down recently and have NOT relocated!

  • j says:

    Just when you thought Ryan Gosling couldn’t be any more irresistible…

  • Laura says:

    Huzzah for another Canadian sticking up for the animals. Thanks Ryan!

  • CATHIE YORK says:

    I love when celebrities use their status to promote peace. Thanks Ryan

  • CATHIE YORK says:

    I love when celebrities stand up for whats right. Using there name to promote is what its about. Thanks Ryan.

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