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Ban inhumane veal crates in Florida
Veal, the name given to meat from a baby cow, has gained a lot of negative attention over the years. One of the main reasons for this is veal crates, small enclosures that calves are forced to dwell in for the entirety of their 16-week lives. These crates are so narrow that the calves cannot even turn around. If that isn’t bad enough, calves in Florida are often kept in crates outside, under the blistering sun. Veal crates are inhumane and should be banned.
Many organizations have recommend that the entire veal industry should convert to the group housing methodology — keeping calves together for their short lives. Even Randy Strauss, the CEO of the nation’s largest veal producer, calls veal crates “inhumane and archaic,” acknowledging that they “do nothing more than subject a calf to stress, fear, physical harm and pain.”
Too many states still allow veal crates, and Florida is one of the biggest. Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, and Rhode Island have already stepped up and banned veal crates. Let’s tell Florida it’s time to do the same. Help put an end to this inhumane practice by signing this petition to ban veal crates in Florida.
- Florida State House
- Florida State Senate