Ryan Gosling Joins PETA To Fight Cruelty To Cows

Ryan Gosling

It’s another day, and yet another reason to report just why Ryan Gosling is such an awesome guy. He’s made headlines for breaking up fights on the streets of New York, but now it looks like he’s taken up an entirely different cause. Gosling is said to be joining PETA to fight for cows.

Who knew cows would find an ally with Ryan Gosling? It’s being reported that Gosling is taking his role seriously and speaking out to save the cows from being faced with cruelty — at least their horns.

Instead of having his good looks be a distraction from the cause, Gosling instead wrote a letter on behalf of PETA to the National Milk Producers Federation. Ryan’s letter urged officials to require dairy farmers to being doing away with the “dehorning” of cows.

Dehorning is an extremely painful process that many calves endure, which is the gouging out of the horns, or the burning of sensitive horn tissue from their heads.

In the letter Ryan Gosling writes:

“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. There is absolutely no reason—and no excuse—for the cruel, unnecessary practice of dehorning to continue.”

PETA is firmly standing behind Gosling in this cause, having said that workers use very sharp tools to perform these tasks on the calves, including saws, sharp wires, or guillotine dehorners. The animals usually thrash in pain, and in some cases collapse to the ground from being tortured so violently.

As the letter goes on Ryan Gosling writes:

“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.”

This isn’t the first time Gosling has been passionate about a cause. In the past he’s supported Invisible Children, SickKids Foundation, Silverlake Conservatory of Music and of course, PETA.

[Photo: Shutterstock / Gillmar]