When a dairy cow gives birth to a male, that baby calf is immediately taken from his mother and put in a veal crate: a small box just 24 inches across, where he will try to kick, scratch, and toss his head until his bones are sufficiently weakened.
The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, H.R. 4733 would require the government to purchase food for its programs and agencies only from farms where animals can move freely and extend their limbs -- no veal crates, gestation crates, or battery cages.»
The government spends over 1 billion dollars a year, including money from your tax dollars, feeding its programs and agencies such as the National School Lunch Program.
A bill of this stature would be a huge victory for animal welfare. Show agribusiness that America cares about its farmed animals: tell Congress to Support H.R. 4733, and end the use of gestation crates, veal crates, and battery cages in the U.S.»
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