Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling Wants Your Eggs Cage-Free

Because every other problem plaguing the world was long ago solved, Ryan Gosling decided to use his star power to direct attention at Costco after one of their major egg suppliers was busted in a Humane League sting revealing the mistreatment of chickens. Via Time:

“[I]t’s appalling that Costco has been selling these eggs with deceptive labeling on cartons featuring graphics of birds living out in a green pasture,” he wrote. “You’re already eliminating cages for veal calves and pigs—don’t you feel that chickens also deserve the same mercy?”

Despite the fact that terms like “cage-free,” “free-range,” and “organic” have been exposed to be nothing more than marketing ploys by huge agriculture conglomerates, to single out Costco is kind of ridiculous on its face. And I have every reason to hate that place. I drag my ass through there at least twice a month like every other dead inside suburbanite looking for a great deal on 48 cans of black beans, dodging little kids running around in their church clothes, and the senile elderly whose children are letting them live off free samples for one more year before shipping them off to a home. TAKE YOUR HUNK OF CHICKEN FLAUTA AND KEEP MOVING, YOU FUCKING OLD FUCKS! So to point out that a place that built it’s business on the $1.50 hot dog/soda combo and the $4.99 rotisserie chicken might be leaning on some unsavory agricultural practices is kind of silly. “Oh my God, this 30 gallon drum of mayonnaise wasn’t hand-whipped by a Parisian chef?!” No, Baby Goose, it wasn’t, and there was no reasonable expectation from anyone within those bare concrete walls for to it be anything but cheap and big. But in this blissfully inexplicable time when legitimate Internet outrage is actually stirring change, they’ll probably have to respond and do something about it. *drafts online petition to outlaw wine-tasting trips with assholes you hate that take up a whole goddamn Saturday* We need to strike while the iron’s hot!

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