Ryan Gosling Wants Pork Gestation Crates Abolished

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Hey, girl, don't fence them in. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for AFI

In an opinion piece for the Globe and Mail, the actor applauds a recent draft of new rules established by Canadas National Farm Animal Care Council that seem to diminish suffering. Gosling writes that gestation crates, which are used to contain sows often for years makes "these extremely social and intelligent animals lose their minds from being denied any social or psychological stimulation at all," and that a loophole in the proposed code of practice allowing their continued use should be closed. The Gosling-friendly coffee-and-doughnuts chain Tim Hortons recently announced it had joined a coalition of companies that will phase gestation crates out of their supply chains by 2022. [Globe and Mail, Related]