Argument: Modern veal producers follow strict regulations on humane treatment

Issue Report: Veal


Based on these changes, Compassion in World Farming said it now supported eating British veal – as long as it was reared to the highest standards. ‘There’s nothing inherently cruel about veal if the calf is reared to the highest standards, either outdoors with the mother or indoors, but in a large, well-ventilated barn with lots of space and good straw bedding, and a reasonable amount of food,’ said Peter Stevenson, its chief policy officer.
In the longer term, Stevenson said that they wanted reform of the dairy industry, so that cattle were bred less intensively for high milk yields and were more suitable for beef.”