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Ryan Gosling urges slaughterhouse bosses to stop fowl play

Actor Ryan Gosling has written to officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging them to clean up fowl play in America's slaughterhouses.

The animal lover has teamed up with PETA bosses in a desperate attempt to get chicken and turkey meat producers to humanely euthanise birds who have been exposed to disease.

Currently, the USDA endorses a method that kills birds by submerging them in foam to slowly suffocate them, which PETA officials call "a painful process that can take up to 15 minutes".

Gosling writes, "If dogs and cats were killed in this way, the person committing these acts would be charged with cruelty to animals. Won't you please end the foam-based suffocation practise immediately?"

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