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Veal – 20 December 2008

“Veal calves suffer greater mistreatment than any other kind of cattle. Those that are not killed immediately after birth to make ‘bob’ veal become expensive ‘milk fed’ veal. They are separated from their mothers, sometimes immediately and almost always within a day of birth. To achieve the tenderness that makes veal a more expensive and coveted meat, the calf cannot be allowed to move normally or exercise its muscles. To keep the calf from moving, producers chain him inside a wooden crate scarcely wider than his shoulders.”

“The calves are fed a cheap milk-replacer that often contains powerful antibiotics. This ‘milk’ diet is deliberately iron-free, since in order to produce the desired pinkish-white meat, the calf must be forced into anemia.”

“At sixteen weeks of age, the veal calf is taken from his crate. He takes his first steps outside the crate since the day he was born – as the producer leads him onto a truck bound for the slaughterhouse.”

– From the book Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus

Do you see why I say that this is a sociopathic world? Something evil that is produced by such cruelty should be considered criminal, not glorified as “desirable” and “expensive.”

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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