All the years of investigative work Eyes on Animals, L214 and Ethical Farming Ireland did together, visiting Irish calf markets and trailing trucks full of unweaned calves from Ireland via France to veal farms in The Netherlands may finally be paying off. The Dutch parliament voted today in favour of putting a stop to these long-distance transports of unweaned calves. Such young calves are solely dependent on milk for nutrition but they cannot be fed on board trucks. These journeys regularly violate the EU feeding intervals.
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