Ban Cruel Veal Crates

Target: Barbara Comstock, United States Representative, Virginia’s 10th District

Goal: Ensure the legal protection of calves from the inhumane, abusive conditions of veal crates.

Veal crates are the brutal method used to transport male calves to slaughter in Virginia. These crates are so small that animals cannot even turn around, and many of them spend most of their short lives confined to these crates before they are cruelly slaughtered at eight to sixteen weeks old. This, along with the chains kept around their necks, prevents the calves’ muscles from developing properly before they are killed.

Multiple U.S. states have banned veal crates according to the Humane Society of the United States, but Virginia is not one of them. Estimates show that in the U.S, as many as 700,000 calves per year are trapped in these wooden or metal cages for the majority of their lives before they are senselessly killed. This abuse must be stopped. Sign below to demand that veal crates be banned in Virginia.


Dear Congresswoman Comstock,

There is no excuse for animal cruelty, and the brutality of the veal crates used in Virginia before these calves are needlessly slaughtered cannot be allowed to continue. Many other states have banned this inhumane confinement of animals, and you must ensure that Virginia joins their ranks.

For most of their extremely short lives of eight to sixteen weeks, young calves are confined in wooden or metal boxes or cages that are too small to allow them to even turn around. They are chained by their necks, preventing their muscles from developing properly. This abuse must be stopped. I urge you to ensure that the use of veal crates is banned in Virginia.


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  1. Congresswoman Comstock, There’s Absolutely No Excuse For the Abuse and Cruelty the Virginia is Inflicting On Young Calves! Many Other States Have Banned this Inhumane Confinement of Animals. Virginia Should Take the Same Steps Now! Do You Have No Heart, Soul or Compassion?! I Encourage You to Stop This Horrible Abuse and Torture Now!

  2. I don’t understand how any human could condone this!! Barbaric and sickening to treat an animal with a heart and soul this way. Is it not sickening enough to read how many are killed every year! One of the many reasons I am vegan.

    • Me too, poor animals. Those who think it is acceptable to eat this meat deserve a slow painful death. All God’s creatures deserve care and protection JUSTICE FOR ALL ANIMALS

      • LeAnn Martinez says:

        I just started vegan, I can’t see these poor animals suffering from such horrendous deaths!! It is sooooo very sad it makes me sick seeing such cruelty that these animals endure. Very sad & sickening!

  3. Barton Dixon says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi
    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

  4. Barton Dixon says:

    “Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” Albert Schweitzer
    “All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.”Peter Singer
    “We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.” Anna Sewell

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