It should be acceptable to farm and consume veal. Veal is a tasty, healthy meat. If veal was farmed regularly, the prices would drop, and we could enjoy tasty, healthy meat. There is nothing wrong with farming an animal for consumption. We all need to eat, and meat provides great protein.
When there is a surplus in the stock of calves rather than feed them, they should be packaged for consumption. I don't think this is a matter of ethics since we eat eggs before they can fully mature into chickens. Everything must serve its purpose and if veal consumption can help eliminate any form of hunger that is awesome.
We are no longer a hunter/gatherer society. We raise cows, chickens, turkeys, eggs, and everything else we need, in order to survive. It is then packaged up and sent to the grocery stores. Veal or lamb is the same as any other meat that we consume on a daily basis.
Veal is not any different than any other type of meat that we consume. So whether we are eating a chicken, a pig or a cow does not make a difference. Veal is really just baby cow meat, and it should be just as acceptable as any other type of meat.
It's cruel to raise animals and then kill them inhumanely for unnecessary consumption. However, this process occurs with many types of livestock. Male chicks are killed for being male, and plenty of other animals are killed just for existing. I don't see why lambs are more important than pigs, cows or chickens. Humans do have a responsibility to slaughter animals inhumanely, however. Since our society has chosen to raise animals for meat, we can't show favoritism towards some animals.
Everyone has a right to be a meat-eater or a vegetarian. If we stopped meat-eaters from their rights to eat meat, then vegetarians should be stopped from consuming what they choose to eat. It is my opinion that cows, for example, are of no use, other than providing food for humankind.
I do believe that farming and eating veal are acceptable practices. Human beings need the protein in meat for a balanced diet. Veal is certainly a high-quality meat that would be a good addition to most healthy diets. It is necessary for food to be provided by farmers so that people will have a good and safe source of meat to purchase. The Bible states that man is meant to have dominion over the animals of the earth. As long as the veal is farmed with all adherence's to good farming standards, I see no problem with this.
I believe that eating and farming veal is completely acceptable as long a it is done humanely and the animals are not mistreated while they are alive. What is the difference between breeding an animal to be killed when it is young versus when it is old? It is still livestock and has been specifically bred to be consumed by humans. If an individual doesn't agree with the practice of farming and consuming veal, then they should also disagree with the practice of farming animals in general, and also plants. Plants are living organisms too and just because they don't have faces and produce cute babies doesn't make this statement any less true.
The United States is a free country and it would be unacceptable to tell people not to farm and eat veal. Some may feel it is wrong, but it is their personal choice and belief, not everyone's.
Many believe we were meant to eat meat and veal is, although young, part of "the circle of life", or the food chain. It is up to the individual if it is right or wrong.
There are many types of meats to choose from if you are a meat eater. Unless you are hunting your own game from an animal that lives in the wild, store-bought meat comes from captive animals as well, and in the end, they all die for our consumption.
It is human (animal) nature to kill for food. We were have canine teeth for a reason. The purpose is to rip apart the meat of another animals just as a tiger, hyena and alligators would. I do understand that some may have issues with veal (calf) meat because of the age of the animal. However, I personally do not have a problem with it. The strong will survive and we will do this by consuming the meat of lower species. In animal nature the carnivores do not pay attention to the age of their prey they just hunt and eat.
The farming and consumption of veal is acceptable. There is no difference between raising a baby cow for slaughter and killing an adult cow for food. Yet, there is not the same amount of public outcry about beef that there is over veal. It should be a person's choice on whether or not they want to eat veal. It should not become a public debate subject to government intervention.
The farming and consumption of veal is not morally wrong any more than the farming and consumption of any animal. Let's face it; farm animals are only loosely aware of their situation no matter what their age. To think that a young cow can't be slaughtered simply because it is young is just overly sensitive. What we should be more concerned with (as opposed to age of cattle) is how humane the actual slaughter methods are.
The farming and consumption of veal acceptable because it's just another meat. The conditions in which they're raised are horrifying, but it's not that different than adult cows, pigs, chickens, etc. If you're ok with one kind of manufactured meat, then you can't be against another just because the animal is a little cuter.
White veal is like battery eggs, made to be low flavor and classy, but in fact young bull (balls on) cows can be raised to be healthy, organic nutritious and tender. I have an organic farm and have tried young dairy cow raised by the cow. It doesn't taste like veal or like full-grown beef, it's a new flavor worth trying, like bison, but tender and grassy. We don't have to eat junk veal, we can do better for our animals.
Dairy farms are built around raising females for milk. Dairy bull calves have no other use other than being put into meat production. They're never going to finish as good as beef steers, and are more dangerous at yearling age as bulls than beef feeders (even as bulls) are. They certainly are not good as pets either!!
They shouldn't stop making veal just because of how farmers treat the animal. They can do better than that. People should be able to enjoy it without animal rights activists shoving words down their throat.
I will always support eating of veal, no matter what people say. It's the farmers fault, not ours.
Although veal is considered to be a controversial food, I believe that farmers can regulate their treatment of the animals and provide clean growing conditions and safe and humane treatment of the animals. Veal continues to be a luxury dish and people should be able to enjoy it.
Many animal rights activists lobby against the farming and sale of veal to restaurants because they ideologically disagree with the practices performed. However, the slaughtering of animals is, save for a few graphic exceptions, a humane and quick death. Since the pain experienced by the animal is small, and the animal will be killed inevitably afterwards, the disgust with killing the calf early is slightly biased by human emotion.
It is so sad that baby animals are being raised solely for the purpose of consumption. God didn't put creatures on the earth for the pure enjoyment of selfish people. They should allow the animal to grow into a healthy age and then consume them. It isn't right that people want to eat veal.
Keeping any animal in captivity with the intent to kill the animal to use it as a resource assumes that a human has a right to ownership over another life form. Consumption of veal is acceptable if a young calf dies naturally and captivity in order to keep an animal alive is also acceptable. So if turning cows loose would cause them to die in nature since they are domesticated, then it is not immoral to keep them captive or to use them as resources if they die naturally.
It is a baby. Ethically - the parent mourns for them when they are taken away. In addition - we DO NOT NEED this meat, it's indulgent and evil. Killing baby animals, it's something we don't like to talk about but it's not ethical and it needs to stop, inevitably we'll evolve and it will catch up but the sooner the better.
These poor calves are taken from the mother almost immediately, put in a pen before been slaughtered & do not even have a chance to enjoy life! Its disgusting how they are treated! At least lambs they are killed for meat actually get to go out in the field for few months!
It is inhumane to remove a baby from it's mother and to torture it in a crate. Why? So you can have copious amounts of milk to drink? Remember, the milk you drink is supposed to be for a baby calf that was slaughtered inhumanely. It was murdered because there simply is not enough milk for you and the calf. No mother should see her baby removed. No baby or child should ever suffer...
I often hear the excuse "well, other animals suffer, why should calves be treated any differently?" Fortunately, many farmers have chosen to improve the conditions of adult animals. So why not do the same for calves? Some of them are slaughtered almost immediately after birth, which is a sad end for a calf and burden for the mother. Veal itself is not a necessary form of meat. Protein can be consumed by using adult animals who have lived in humane, un-crated conditions. For those saying that the bible gives man dominion over animals, it also says that man is to be a good steward over those animals and that means to respect them as a source of nourishment, not to exploit them just because we want tender food.
It is the widespread cruelty these animals endure their entire lives leading up to their slaughter that is the real problem. How can civilized people allow any living creature to be treated like this? Do we have no humanity left at all?
Dairy cows have to be artificially inseminated over and over again in order for them to produce milk. The bi-product is an endless stream of calves. What to do with the males ... The industrial system treats these living creatures like inanimate objects. The vast majority of us (obviously their are those who derive pathological pleasure from the suffering of others) would never treat a kitten or a puppy like this so why treat calves in this way? Just so we can have something "tasty" to eat? Imagine if superior beings arrived on this planet and decided we were tasty and treated us like this? It wasn't essential for their survival, just something they liked to eat.
Is it possible that people are so self-involved and so disconnected that they cannot see the link?
See if you can keep your VEAL down after watching this!
I've been vegetarian my entire life, as have most of my family. We've never been protein deficient and always been very healthy and long-lived, so it irritates me when people say we NEED meat in our diets. We simply don't.
However, I don't mind people eating meat or farming in general, it's ingrained in our culture - so long as the animals get a reasonably long and decent life. But, the production of veal is just miserable. Those animals are given such a short, suffering existence and it's just too cruel.
We don't need to consume animal products. Being vegan is better for your health, the environment, and it's the morally right thing to do. We would never dream of consuming puppies or kittens, so why consume calves? We ought to extend our moral community to include all animals and not just the ones we find cuddly and call pets. All little consistency is not much to ask for.
Fourteen weeks after their birth, the calves are slaughtered. The quality of the food is not very good because it is overloaded with chemicals, lacks in fiber and other nutrients and it is diseased and processed. By eating this type of food, humans can cause illnesses for themselves. During their brief lives, calves never see the sun or touch the Earth. They never see or taste the grass. Their anemic bodies crave proper nutrition. Their muscles ache for freedom and exercise. They long for a mother's love. They are kept in darkness except to be fed two to three times a day for 20 minutes. The calves have committed no crime, yet have been sentenced to a fate which is unacceptable.
I believe if people choose to eat meat, they should be involved in the slaughtering process. A mixture of entitlement and being removed from the reality of animal slaughter creates a culture that is not aware; not awake. It's the sleepwalking humans that contribute to so much suffering. I encourage people to wake up, get involved with reality, and read about factory farming practices. People should learn about what they consume and how it affects our collective consciousness. It's simply a lack of education and compassion that contribute to such things as veal and lamb production/consumption.
The calves are treated horribly during their short lives. They are torn from their mothers while only hours or days old, forced to live in wooden crates so small they cannot stretch or turn around in them. They are fed a diet of powdered milk twice or three times a day. They are anemic (iron deficient) their entire lives, resulting in chronic diarrhea and a low immune system, resulting in a high susceptibility to diseases. I have no problem slaughtering animals for meat. That's what the Lord put them on this earth for. But treating them this way, is just unacceptable.
Veal is indeed a young calf, but that is not the immoral part, we all eat egss its ok. The immoral part is the fact the the calf is tortured. It is seperated from its mother at birth and is placed in a small crate. It is so small the animal may not move. It stands still unmoving, with no interaction with its mother or any other animal. It is starved and given nothing but occasional milk. So no it isn't just young meat, it is tortured meat. Get your facts straight you raging retards