Have you ever looked at pictures of tiny calves in single hutches or pens like those below and thought “That’s not Britain, it’s America. We don’t do things like this.” Well, you might not be the only one. I only recently realised how strong this perception is and that people outright refuse to believe this is a standard practice on UK farms.
By Juliet Gellatley, BSc Zoology Director of Viva!
About half of all the meat eaten in the world comes from pigs. In Europe about one-third of the meat is eaten fresh as pork, one-third as cured bacon or ham and the remainder is processed into pies, sausages and other manufactured products.