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Ryan Gosling Opposes Dairy Cow Dehorning

Ryan Gosling Opposes Dairy Cow Dehorning

Ladies (and dudes) who love animals have more reasons to love Ryan Gosling.

In a letter to the National Milk Producers Federation, on PETA’s behalf, Gosling voiced his concern for the welfare of dairy cows and specifically requested that dairy farmers phase out the “barbaric practice” of “dehorning” calves.

According to the Associated Press, Gosling’s letter describes dehorning as 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. Calves struggle frantically, bellowing in pain, thrashing, and sometimes collapsing to the ground, and workers restrain them manually or put their heads in a metal apparatus to hold them by their necks.

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

He went on to suggest breeding for polled (naturally hornless) cattle instead.

This isn’t the first time Gosling has publicly voiced his concerns for farm animal welfare. Back in 2011, 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 chickens by submerging them in foam to slowly suffocate them.

The Huffington Post reports that a spokesman from the National Milk Producers Federation responded by saying that cows’ horns are dangerous and de-horning reduces injuries to both cows and people. Umm…still doesn’t justify the cruelty!

Ryan Gosling just earned himself some new fans in the human and animal kingdoms.

Image Source: Pixabay

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4 comments on “Ryan Gosling Opposes Dairy Cow Dehorning”

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5 Years Ago

I totally Agree with Corey Wrenn!! Please Support Veganism and Go Vegan for a Couple of Days,a Week,for a Month,for Life!! It is Actually Fun Being Vegan!! You get to try All Kinds of Fun and Exciting New Foods and New Recipes!! Veganism is So Healthy for You and Saves Animals From Severe Pain and Needless Torture!! Think Before You "Meat Your Fork"

Corey Wrenn
5 Years Ago

Unless Ryan Gosling is vegan (which I doubt), I don't think it's fair to say he "loves" animals...and no cow would be his "fan." Furthermore, what's the agenda here? To make the meat/dairy industry more efficient, profitable, and popular with the public? Why is he advocating we get rid of an antiquated practice that's on the way out anyway, why not promote veganism?

12 Apr 2013

I agree With Corey Wrenn! It's nice if Ryan Gosling really cares about animals but doesn't he realize that if he does consume Dairy that he is contributing to the Severe Pain and Suffering of Animals!! Please Consider gong Vegan for a Day,Week,Month etc.

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