Ryan Gosling Stands Up to Slaughterhouses

Celebrity News Sep. 9, 2011 AT 8:23PM
Ryan Gosling Stands Up to Slaughterhouses Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

First Ryan Gosling stopped violence in the streets of NYC, and now he's taking on inhumane slaughterhouses.

Friday morning, the 30-year-old actor sent a letter on PETA's behalf the the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking officials to make sure that chickens and turkeys who have been exposed to disease are euthanized humanely.

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Currently, the USDA endorses a slow, painful method of killing birds by submerging them in foam to suffocate them.

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"If dogs and cats were killed in this way, the person committing these acts would be charged with cruelty to animals," wrote Gosling. "Won't you please end the foam-based suffocation practice immediately?"

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This isn't the first time Gosling has stood up for the birds. In 2010, he fired off at McDonald's CEO, asking that the organization adopt a less cruel slaughter method for their chickens. 

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