Retail Council of Canada: Ban Veal Crates

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Retail Council of Canada: Ban Veal Crates

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Diane J. Brisebois (President & CEO) and

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Started by Mercy For Animals

I am an undercover investigator with Mercy For Animals Canada, and for eight weeks I worked at a calf factory farm that supplies veal to many major grocery retailers in Canada.

Nothing could have prepared me for the horrors I witnessed.

I saw workers viciously kicking, punching, and tormenting baby calves. I documented hundreds of baby calves, just-ripped from their mothers' sides, crammed into tiny, wooden crates barely larger than their own bodies, some chained by the neck, unable to even turn around or lie down comfortably for their entire lives. Every day, I saw calves who were so sick they were barely able to hold their own heads up, left to suffer and slowly die in their own filth without proper veterinary care.

Like you, I love animals, and working undercover at this factory farm was the hardest thing I've ever done. But it will be worth it if my work helps bring about an end to one of the cruelest forms of institutionalized animal abuse in existence — veal crates.

Veal crates are so inherently inhumane that they've been banned in eight U.S. states, Australia, New Zealand, and the entire European Union.

Please, help me bring an end to the use of this horribly inhumane confinement system by calling on The Retail Council of Canada to take a stand against egregious cruelty to animals by prohibiting its veal suppliers from using inherently cruel veal crates.

Thank you,


MFA Canada Undercover Investigator

'P.S. Please help calves even more by tweeting this petition #CratedCruelty.  

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