Tell the USDA to Protect Veal Calves From Abuse

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Originally Posted: 2 November 2009

Tell the USDA to Protect Veal Calves From Abuse

[Ed. Note: The ONLY way we will finally end these abuses is by promoting veganism!]

From The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take prompt action to prevent this kind of abuse from ever happening again.


Sign an online petition

And/Or better yet, make direct contact:

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250


Also read Abused Calves at Vermont Slaughter Plant.

An HSUS investigation at a slaughter facility in Vermont shows stomach-turning cruelty to veal calves. As you can see in this video, the plant's co-owner and other workers abused animals too weak to stand in order to get them to their feet -- including in front of a USDA inspector who watched but failed to stop the abuse. In one case, a partially decapitated calf appeared to be still conscious. Another scene shows a calf who appears to be conscious while skinned alive.

The people responsible for this sickening abuse must be held accountable. But we also must examine the broader agricultural policies and enforcement problems that lead to the mistreatment of young calves, many of whom are too weak to stand and walk to their own slaughter. For example, a regulatory loophole that allows downed veal calves to go to slaughter provides a financial incentive for producers to abuse these infant animals.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!