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Did you watch Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket?

Bull dairy calves shipped from Kent © Andrew Forsyth / RSPCA Photolibrary

If, like me, you watched Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket on Channel 4 last night you will have seen shocking footage of male dairy calves being slaughtered just because they were the ‘wrong sex’.

Male dairy calves can’t produce milk and those that aren’t used for beef or breeding are sometimes shot soon after birth because they aren’t considered to have any economic value.

Slaughtered or shipped abroad

So very sadly these three calves are not alone; last year in … continue reading ››