Ohio to Phase Out Veal Crates

Critter News

Despite last year’s agreement with agribusiness interests in Ohio to ban and phase out certain cruel factory farming practices, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (OLCSB) voted in favor of veal crate confinement. Today, we are happy to report that, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Farm Sanctuary members like you, on April 5, the OLCSB voted unanimously to reverse their decision, and to phase out the use of veal crates in Ohio.

McDonalds Makes Positive Move to Help Sows

Critter News

Animal rights advocates have singled out the crates, known as sow stalls, as inhumane, and several states have moved to ban or restrict their use not only in pork production, but also in the production of eggs and veal. I'm no fan of McDonalds, but any little bit of help is progress. Here's an excerpt. For the full story, check out this link to the New York Times article.

Prop 2 Passes in California

Critter News

4, 2008) – Voters in California approved an historic ballot measure to halt the inhumane confinement of animals on factory farms by an overwhelming margin. It applies to breeding pigs, egg laying hens and veal calves. Proposition 2 has been passed in California. From the campaign website : (Nov. As of 11 PM PST, Prop 2 was leading 62% to 38%.

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

On November 7, 2006, Arizonans voted overwhelmingly, by 62 percent, in favor of Proposition 204, to ban the cruel and intensive confinement of veal calves and pregnant pigs on industrialized factory farms. The proposition outlaws raising pregnant sows in gestation crates and raising calves in veal crates , making Arizona the first state in the Union to ban veal crates. The dark secret behind factory farm profits—cruel and inhumane animal husbandry—is getting out.

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Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

Since the male offspring of dairy cows don't produce milk, they are sold to veal farms, where they are permanently confined in veal crates that prevent them from moving or turning around. So, by purchasing dairy products one is indirectly supporting the inherently cruel veal industry. I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians.