Charity: Peta & Animal Rights

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Last Update : June 23, 2015

Ryan loves animals, we all know this.
Back in 2001 he saved a dog from a kennel and that dog is "the greatest love of my life" as Ryan said. The dog is George.

Among others charity activites Ryan is involved in Peta.

In 2003 - when he was still quite unknown as the Notebook who gave him fame was still to come - he wrote a letter to KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), urging the company to implement PETA’s recommended basic animal-welfare standards, which will stop the worst abuses of the nearly 750 million chickens who are raised and killed every year for KFC restaurants.

Click here to see Ryan’s letter to KFC or enlarge the picture on the side.

In 2013 he wrote another letter after learning  that dairy farmers routinely mutilate calves in a cruel process called dehorning. When he heard that workers burn away calves’ horn tissue with hot irons or caustic chemicals, gouge their horns out with sharp metal scoops, or chop off developed horns with guillotines and handsaws, he took his concerns straight to the top.
SO he wrote to Jerry Kozack, president and Ceo of the National Milk Producers Federaration, urging him to require farmers to phase our dehorning by breeding for polled, or naturally hornless, cattle. 

Read Ryan's letter here or enlarge the pic on the side.

Then, few months ago he wrote an opinion peace titled  "A tiny cage is not Life" on The Globe and Mail (a Canadian Newspaper) about the pigs.

This is how Ryan has opened his article:

I take my beloved dog George with me almost everywhere I go. Once, George even shared the stage with me on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The bond I have with George is not unique. Like me, countless Canadians share their homes and lives with pets they consider to be part of the family. We know that they have individual personalities and quirks (George loves apples, for example) and that they feel both physical and mental pain.

Read the entire article on The Globe and Mail.

And we're in 2015  now.
On  22 June Ryan took the pen in his hand once again for the birds. He wrote to Costco's CEO urging him to eliminate cage confinement from the company’s egg supply.
After an undercovered investigation, a video was released about the treatment reserved to chickens by Costco. You can watch it here below:

Ryan wrote demanding the warehouse club stock cage-free eggs after this video footage obtained by the The Humane Society.
"Video footage revealed abhorrent cruelty including rows upon rows of birds confined in filth-laden cages with the mummified corpses of their cage-mates —eating, sleeping, defecating, and laying eggs on top of dead birds — and hens’ wings, legs, and necks trapped in the corroded wires of their battery cages"

Read Ryan's letter here or enlarge the pic on the side.

Lost River - Release date

Updated Regularly with new dates - last update 20 June 2015

Hello GosAdd,
Are you wondering when you will be able to watch Ryan's movie at the cinema? So this post could be helpful. Here you will find the release date for Lost River.
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From Blue Valentine to Lost River, via Pines (Warning: SPOILER)


We all know Ryan has said many and many times he loves to work with "friends", that is persons he knows, with whom he has already worked in the past.

This is another proof his statement is real.

You may wonder why 2 photos are visible and the third one is covered by pixels...

Well, if you read the title of  this post you know  there is a spoiler. Now, I suppose you all have watched yet Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines but not Lost River.

And the 3rd photo is from Ryan's directional debut that, so far, has been released in few Countries all over the world and in many of them in limited cinemas.
Unless you have bought (as I did suggest you more than once) the dvd/blu ray..... Yes, this post has a big SPOILER in it.

So, if you are planning to watch the movie STOP READING HERE.
If you keep reading, you know you will find out and see something about the movie.
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(PHOTOS) Stay - have you ever seen these polaroids?


Hello GosAdd,
I know you may have the thought I was gone for good. But here I am! I'm just a little busy trying to have a living. And recently our Gos is quiet so...
Anyway, I'm always searching for new stuff about him and sometimes it happens I'm lucky and I actually find something interesting (well, interesting for me at least).

Few months ago I've found a photo posted on facebook by this German photographer - Stefanie Schneider - who was Senior Artist at the Art Department during the making of this beautiful movie that is Stay (by German director Marc Forster).

Over the weeks she posted more photos and finally I've asked her the permission to post her photos on my Gallery and - hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! - she told me Yes.

So far you can see 17 beautiful photos (Movies - Stay - Production Polaroids) ; not only of our Ryan (as Henry Letham) but also Ewan McGregor (as Doc. Sam Foster), Naomi Watts (as  Lila Culpepper) and few landscapes.

Don't forget to visit Stefanie Schneider on her Facebook and WebSite.

For the photos: Thanks and Credit to: © Stefanie Schneider

Stay Gos