Ryan Gosling has just upped his heartthrob status even further by coming to the rescue of poor defenceless piggies in an animal rights newspaper article he penned for the Canadian Globe and Mail.
The 32-year-old actor-turned-director (pictured above with pet pooch/best friend George) spoke out for the rights of pigs in his native Canada in the worthy 534-word piece entitled ‘A Tiny Cage Is Not For Life‘, which applauds a new code made by Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council to improve the conditions for breeding pigs.
“Within this draft code is a mandate that the pork industry stop relegating, for nearly their entire lives, mother pigs to tiny cages so small they can’t even turn around”, wrote the Gangster Squad actor.
The sensitive hunk then continued his swoon-worthy crusade by opening up about his bond with dog George as he compared the poor treatment of pigs to animal cruelty.
“I hope it will close this dangerous loophole by disallowing the pork industry from confining pigs for weeks at a time – something that I would never dream of doing to George, and that no compassionate Canadian would ever do to any animal.
“I take my beloved George with me almost everywhere I go. The bond I have with Geoge is not unique. Like me, countless Canadians share their homes and lives with pets they consider to be party of the family.
“We know they have individual personalities and quirks (George loves apples, for example) and that they feel both physical and mental pain.” OK. Excuse us while we swoon.
This isn’t the first time RyGo has come to the defence of animals, either. The actor, who is currently dating Eva Mendes aka. The Luckiest Woman In The World, teamed up with PETA in April to protect dairy cows from the painful process of dehorning.
So he’s not only a strapping beefcake but also a talented actor, a notorious feminist and an advocate of animal rights?
There are no words.
By Robyn Munson
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