Brad Pitt constantly wan s to prove that he’s so much more than a pretty face and a great actor. He has often been seen militating for various causes, from supporting people in Africa and Haiti with large donations to becoming eco-friendly, to show that he cares for the environment.
Thus, it hardly comes as a surprise that he has recently joined the campaign against the giant retail company Costco, militating for the free-the-chickens campaign.
Brad Pitt is not the only star in this hen house, as Bill Maher and Ryan Gosling had joined the campaign a while before, but he might be the most prominent figure, given his wild popularity all over the world.
The aim of this campaign is to have Costco put an end to the distribution of eggs produced by hens that are kept in cages. According to the people who are militating for the cause, this practice does not only encourage animal cruelty but it can also increase the risk of salmonella poisoning for all those who consume them.
Therefore, it was reported that, on Thursday, July 16th, Brad Pitt wrote and sent a letter to Cosco’s CEO, Craig Jelinek, in which he pleaded for the birds’ rights to be free. He also argued that their being kept in cages is extremely harmful to their health, causing bones and muscle atrophy due to their impossibility to move.
“As you know, these birds producing eggs for your shelves are crammed five or more into cages that are not large enough for even one hen to spread her wings,” the actor wrote.
Among the arguments he brought was also the fact that other major companies and also states and countries are getting rid of battery hens.
The cages where these hens are kept are incredibly crammed and they don’t allow these birds to spread their wings and legs.
This physical decay will largely affect the quality of eggs they produce. It was often argued that one cannot have high-quality food unless it is produced in the best conditions.
Bill Maher also supports the cause by publicly asking the company to improve the living conditions for the birds. Ryan Gossling took a firm position in the matter as well, as he wrote a letter to the same CEO last month, in which he invoked the undercover investigation led by the Humane Society that revealed the shocking cruelty against hens at one of the retailer’s egg suppliers.
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