"Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment.' ................ Ingrid E Newkirk [PETA]..................."We have enslaved the rest of animal creation and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form." ................William Ralph Inge......................"Look Deep Into The Eyes Of Any Animal, & Then For A moment, Trade Places, Their Life Becomes As Precious As Yours & You Become As Vulnerable As They. Now Smile If You Believe All Animals Deserve Our Respect & Our Protection, For In Alot Of Ways, THEY ARE US, & WE ARE THEM." '.' "The Soul Is The Same In All Living Creatures, Although The Body Of Each Is Different."............................May all beings be free of suffering...................The best way to help these animals is to stop supporting industries that regard animals as food machines instead of as living beings with feelings, wants, and needs................I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights, that is the way of a whole human being.............Lincoln.................The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it treats it's animals......... M Gandhi........... Animals of the world exist for their own reason. They were not made for humans, anymore than black people were made for whites or women for men..................Alice Walker...... .s

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The Truth Behind Veal

When we see a piece of meat, do we think this was once a gentle feeling sentient being. Their life to them, is as precious as ours is for us.


Why say no to veal: Because every year millions of calves are raised in horrible conditions and then slaughtered.

Male calves (veal) are one by-product of the dairy industry. Each dairy cow must be impregnated each year and has a 50-50 chance of having a male calf; hence this is a big industry. And because they are breeds specific to milk production, these calves won't produce meat well enough to be allowed to live to full size.

So within moments of birth, male calves are taken away from their mothers and loaded onto trucks. Many are sold at auctions where they are subjected to transportation and handling stresses. The fragile babies are shocked and kicked, and when they can no longer walk, they are dragged by their legs or even their ears.

Calves are confined in crates just 2 feet wide. They are chained by the neck to restrict all movement, making it is impossible for them to turn around, stretch, or even lie down comfortably. This severe confinement makes the calves' meat "tender" because muscles cannot develop.

The calves are fed an all liquid milk-substitute which is deficient in iron and fiber. This produces borderline anemia and the pale colored flesh fancied by 'gourmets'. (There is also "bob" veal: the flesh of calves who are slaughtered at just a few hours or days old.)

At 12-16 weeks of age, these gentle creatures are inhumanely transported to slaughter; many die during the trip. They might be the lucky ones.

As Sue Coe witnessed at a slaughterhouse: "The calves can see other calves getting their throats cut. They have to be dragged to slaughter as they are too weak to stand and walk. The look around wildly, their heads are trembling, as if they have palsy. Their fur is caked with feces. White foam is dripping from their mouths. One calf looks at me with what appears to be trust."

And then there are "slunks"--very near-term babies that manage to be born when their "spent" dairy cow mothers are hanging to bleed out after slaughter. These tortured souls are highly prized by the laboratory and supplement industries.

Please come out and speak for these doomed baby animals. We are the only voice they have.

And please consume as little dairy as you possibly can. We have MARC members who have been healthy vegans for over 25 and 30 years, and we personally know vegan children who are very healthy. We ourselves have been vegan for over 8 years and have never been healthier, not even when we were vegetarian.

For more info about veganism, just ask, or go to the Vegan Board at VegSource:

A calf lies dead in the slatted stall in which it stood for all of its life, with
no mother, sunlight or decent food. This is the fate of a calf raised for veal

The veal calf industry is one of the most reprehensible of all the kinds of intensive animal agriculture. Veal calves are a by-product of the dairy industry; they are "manufactured" by "milk machines" - dairy cows. Female calves are raised to be dairy cows: They are confined and fed synthetic hormones to increase growth and production and antibiotics to keep them alive in their unhealthy, unnatural environments. They are artificially inseminated and, after giving birth, are milked for several years until their production levels drop, then they are slaughtered.

Male calves are taken from their mothers shortly after birth. Some are slaughtered soon after birth for "bob veal." Others are raised in "open pens," a kind of minimum security prison, and even then they are sometimes chained. Most are destined for the veal crate.

Solitary Confinement

The veal crate is a wooden restraining device that is the veal calf's permanent home. It is so small (22" x 54") that the calves cannot turn around or even lie down and stretch and is the ultimate in high-profit, confinement animal agriculture.(1) Designed to prevent movement (exercise), the crate does its job of atrophying the calves' muscles, thus producing tender "gourmet" veal.

"Feeding" Time

The calves are generally fed a milk substitute intentionally lacking in iron and other essential nutrients. This diet keeps the animals anemic and creates the pale pink or white color desired in the finished product. Craving iron, the calves lick urine-saturated slats and any metallic parts of their stalls. Farmers also withhold water from the animals, who, always thirsty, are driven to drink a large quantity of the high-fat liquid feed.

Because of such extremely unhealthy living conditions and restricted diets, calves are susceptible to a long list of diseases, including chronic pneumonia and "scours," or constant diarrhea. Consequently, they must be given massive doses of antibiotics and other drugs just to keep them alive. (The antibiotics are passed on to consumers in the meat.) The calves often suffer from wounds caused by the constant rubbing against the crates.

A Fate Worse Than Death

About 14 weeks after their birth, the calves are slaughtered. The quality of this "food," laden with chemicals, lacking in fiber and other nutrients, diseased and processed, is another matter. The real issue is the calves' experience. During their brief lives, they never see the sun or touch the Earth. They never see or taste the grass. Their anemic bodies crave proper sustenance. Their muscles ache for freedom and exercise. They long for maternal care. They are kept in darkness except to be fed two to three times a day for 20 minutes. The calves have committed no crime, yet have been sentenced to a fate comparable to any Nazi concentration camp.

What You Can Do

To help stop veal calf abuses, don't buy or eat veal, and tell friends, relatives, and neighbors why. Tell restaurant managers about veal cruelties and ask them to remove veal from their menus. Also, don't buy or eat dairy products, because of the dairy industry's role in veal production. Ask your state legislators to sponsor bills that would prohibit the use of veal crates.

1.Singer, Peter, Animal Liberation, 1975, p. 123.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals- 501 Front Street - Norfolk, VA. 23510 - 757-622-PETA (7382)


Please don't buy veal, and educate others about this abuse.
Farm Sanctuary's campaign to end cruel veal production.


  • Undercover Investigation Finds Cruelty at Midwest Veal Farms
  • Restaurant Claims Calves Treated Humanely, but Photos Show Otherwise
  • Up to 90% of U.S. Veal Calves Given Illegal Hormone
  • Tell Wolfgang Puck to stop serving crated, anemic veal.

    In order to produce veal, young calves are taken from their mothers and chained by the neck in crates measuring just two feet wide. They cannot turn around, stretch their limbs, or even lie down comfortably. This severe confinement makes the calves' meat “tender” since the animals' muscles cannot develop.

    Scientific research indicates that calves confined in crates experience “chronic stress” and require approximately five times more medication than calves living in more spacious conditions. It is not surprising, then, that veal is among the most likely meat to contain illegal drug residues, which pose a threat to human consumers. Researchers have also reported that veal calves exhibit abnormal coping behaviors associated with frustration.  These include head tossing, head shaking, kicking, scratching, and stereotypical chewing behavior. Confined calves also experience leg and joint disorders and an impaired ability to walk.

    Veal calves are fed an all-liquid milk substitute which is purposely deficient in iron and fiber. It is intended to produce borderline anemia and the pale-colored flesh fancied by "gourmets." At approximately twenty weeks of age, these weak animals are slaughtered and marketed as "white" veal (also known as “fancy,” “milk-fed,” “special-fed,” and “formula-fed” veal).

    Please don't buy veal, and educate others about this abuse.
    Farm Sanctuary's campaign to end cruel veal production.

    Farm Sanctuary - East
    P.O. Box 150
    Watkins Glen, NY 14891
    ph: 607-583-2225
    fx: 607-583-2041
    Farm Sanctuary - West
    P.O. Box 1065
    Orland, CA 95963
    ph: 530-865-4617
    fx: 530-865-4622

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