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#1 Old 11-10-2009, 11:46 AM
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A Humane Society investigation into treatment of animals at a Maine veal plant shows animals being skinned alive.



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Wow, first Glenn Beck with the head of Peta now this. I wonder how many people will swear off veal in response to this. Or better yet, look into the whole of factory farming and become veggies.



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I think it will get forgetten about like the Cali undercover expose' on dairy cows being abused at the slaughterhouse. Hopefully is makes a difference but I'm not holding my breath.



It still baffles me that people are surprised that animals suffer before and during their murdering. Duh.
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That footage was horrible, yet not surprising
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I read about this, but couldn't bring myself to watch. The article told about how two "men" who worked at the plant would pour water over the calves who weren't able to walk so that the electric prod would shock them even more. One was laughing about this poor little baby who was wobbly and struggling to stand , saying something like,"Hey, that looks like you on a Friday night!" Another was heard yelling at one of the babies something to the effect of,"get up you sh..t bag!"
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I read about this, but couldn't bring myself to watch. The article told about how two "men" who worked at the plant would pour water over the calves who weren't able to walk so that the electric prod would shock them even more. One was laughing about this poor little baby who was wobbly and struggling to stand , saying something like,"Hey, that looks like you on a Friday night!" Another was heard yelling at one of the babies something to the effect of,"get up you sh..t bag!"



Those pea-brain workers must know nothing about veal calves, that they are immobilized in veal crates their entire (short) lives. Of course they can't move, their muscles are completely atrophied.
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This made me cry. The only positive I see is that they get to die younger and don't have to endure months and months of agony.



I hope people don't think this is just an issue with baby cows. I'm glad it was brought to attention though. The part that really brought me to tears is when they were kicking a baby cow, and he kind of looked up to the other standing cows, and they kind of put their nose towards him like they wanted so desperately to help.



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I'm fed up with stories like this. Like it's not bad enough baby cows are slaughtered.
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I don't know how people like that live with themselves. The positive thing about videos like this, is that more people will think about what they're eating. Every time something like this is on tv, people are reminded that their "food" was once a living animal. Videos like this definitely make people consider vegetarianism.
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*sigh* You know what the really stupid thing is? A few days ago, I got into an argument with some idiot on another site who was trying to tell me that veal calves are loved and have their own warm beds and are hand fed, brushed, exercised, etc. Oh, please. Everyone and their grandparent knows factory farming is pretty sick and twisted. -_-



I hope this video catches the attention of at least a few good-hearted people, though like someone else said, it'll probably be forgotten like all the meat recalls.

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*sigh* You know what the really stupid thing is? A few days ago, I got into an argument with some idiot on another site who was trying to tell me that veal calves are loved and have their own warm beds and are hand fed, brushed, exercised, etc. Oh, please.



"My Little Veal Calf"?



Does s/he also think the farmers braid the calves' tails with ribbons and paint rainbows and bunnies on the walls of their barns? That would actually be funny if the truth behind it wasn't so tragic.

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"My Little Veal Calf"?



Does s/he also think the farmers braid the calves' tails with ribbons and paint rainbows and bunnies on the walls of their barns? That would actually be funny if the truth behind it wasn't so tragic.



The worst part is that you made me laugh....

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