What is 'Ethical' Veal?

UK - Supermarkets want us to buy UK-reared veal because the welfare standard of calves is much higher. But, as the BBC asks, what is "ethical" veal?
calendar icon 22 January 2008
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It's safe to say veal has an image problem in this country. For years even hardened carnivores have found it hard to stomach.

It accounts for just 0.1% of the meat bought in Britain and fewer than one in 100 households buy and eat it, according to the English Beef and Lamb Executive. This is mainly down to images of baby calves packed into crates and being exported to mainland Europe.

But veal is making a return to the nation's menus and some supermarkets have announced they are to ban imported veal and promote the more "ethical" home-reared meat because the welfare standard of calves is higher. So what is better about it?

Source: BBC News

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