15 March 2010

Ryan Gosling urges McDonald's to move away from cruel slaughter

Ryan Gosling, best known for his roles in The Notebook and The Believer, fired off a letter to McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner asking him to adopt a less cruel slaughter method for chickens used on the company’s menu.

Gosling writes, “I was shocked to learn from my friends at PETA that McDonald’s, a company that claims to be an industry leader in animal welfare, still allows its suppliers to use an outdated chicken slaughter method that results in broken wings and legs and causes birds to be scalded to death in defeathering tanks.”

The actor points to Europe where many McDonald’s suppliers have already incorporated more humane methods of slaughter and urges Skinner to follow suit and reduce the suffering of chickens killed for the fast food restaurants.

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