Veal Crates and Plastic Hutches

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.

Recently whilst travelling along the north-west coast here in the UK I was shocked to see outside a farm veal crates rather like those you see in the picture below – at least I thought these were veal crates.


Except these contraptions are not veal crates as I later found out. Veal crates are literally that, crates, like the one in the following photo. Here in this tight confinement this poor little newborn calf  and millions of others like him will remain until they are slaughtered for veal.


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…

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