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Tuesday, February 19, 2008


My friend, Kate, just left me a note on how veal is produced. I had just assumed that veal meant a young cow.

However, I had no idea that veal was farmed in a really cruel manner. Veal is completely different from just being the meat of a young cow.

"In order to produce veal, calves are taken from their mothers at birth and are chained by the neck in crates measuring just two feet wide. They cannot turn around, stretch their limbs, or even lie down comfortably. They are fed a liquid diet deficient in iron for 16 weeks, at which point they are slaughtered. All this to make their flesh pale and sickly. In order to keep the calves alive in these conditions, drugs are needed. Veal is among the most likely meat to contain illegal drug residues which pose a threat to human consumers." from Animal Protection and Rescue League

Please click here to see how veal is produced. Also see for those of you who might be considering going vegetarian.


Snowball said...

OMG... I dunno about that too.

We dun eat beef much cos beef is not allowed in the house but still thanks for posting about it.


Natasha Fernz said...

OMG alright...

I mean I knew about foie grass, so I don't eat that... but I really didn't know about veal...

Makes me wonder what else we "humans" resort to for meat!

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Hi Natasha

I thought you were eating it because you were unaware of the cruelty involved, not because you condoned it. That's why I posted the link.

I didn't want to offend you, but thought the link was the easiest way to explain if you didn't know about it. I am not perfect. I have also eaten it. A long long time ago.

Thank you for posting about it though, and taking the comment on board.


Amber-Mae said...

I had no idea what veal was too until you posted about it. Poor baby cows...Good thing my mommy hardly eats any meat but I think for us doggies, we don't know anything about how those poor animals are killed & god thing my hoomans are not feeding us any cow or veal meat. But all animals are slaughtered cruelly...We can't go vegetarian. We are dogs!

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BaiBai said...

My mummy is already a vegetarian and she's planning to turn me into one too. To me it's the same lar, just different dog biscuits only :p

Snowball said...

Do you know that people in China eat even cat meat? When my hooman parents went to Yunan the last time, The restaurant there sell a dish that consist of Snake, Cat and Dog meat. **Puke**

Do be careful of the things that are served if you ever go to China.