Dear Retail Council of Canada:
I was shocked and horrified by the animal abuse recently documented on hidden camera by Mercy For Animals Canada at Délimax - a veal supplier to many major grocery retailers in Canada.
I am disgusted to see how baby calves are ripped away from their mothers and locked alone in feces-covered wooden crates or chained by the neck for their entire lives. In such intensive and unrelenting confinement, these social and gentle animals are unable to even turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, run, play, or do anything that makes life worth living.
Recognizing their inherent cruelty, eight U.S. states, Australia, New Zealand, and the entire European Union have banned veal crates.
It's time for the Retail Council of Canada to take a stand against egregious animal abuse by adopting a policy against confining calves in veal crates.
Thank you for your time and consideration.