Secret footage shows calves from Ireland beaten and kicked in France

The Guardian | Apr 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM
  • Footage which appears to show Irish calves being beaten and kicked at a French feeding station has been published by animal campaign groups.
  • EU law obliges calf transporters to feed and rest calves after nine hours of travel, “‘if necessary”.
  • A lawyer for another welfare organisation, currently preparing a court case that could end unweaned calf exports from Scotland and possibly the rest of the EU, agreed about the welfare and disease risks.