swiped from a first-hand account at an Oregon farm:
"Each crate has a calf in it, removed from their mother one hour after they were born. The mother had enough time to clean up the birth, lick, smell and initially bond with the calf, before they were taken away to live in boxes. Death will ensue in approximately six weeks. Until then, here they remain, unable to move, so as to make their meat 'tender.' Then they become veal steaks."
Regardless of our dietary habits & lifestyle, it's important to not be blinded as to the process that must take place in order to keep the meat industry running. Because modern (wo)man no longer hunts and procures food, it's necessary to re-visit our relationship to the food that we consume, how it's prepared, and how we as consumers contribute to the overall culture & lifestyle of the planet. Be in the Gno.