Imagine a place where baby calves are taken from their mothers just hours after birth and shipped away to live in cramped, filthy crates with barely enough room to move.
This shocking scenario is a sad reality for the young calves at Mendes Calf Ranch in Tipton, California.
Calves live by themselves in crates so small they can’t even turn around or lie down naturally. They have to contort their bodies simply to move around in the small space, which is often covered with their own excrement.
Land O’Lakes and Challenge Dairy are two of the major dairy producers who use milk from cows who were confined at Mendes Calf Ranch. But you can help Free Baby Mendes – and the up to 12,000 other calves that Mendes confines every day of the year.
These practices are unnecessary, unacceptable and a violation of state animal cruelty laws!
Alert Land O’Lakes and Challenge Dairy about what is going on at Mendes Calf Ranch — and tell them consumers won’t tolerate such animal cruelty!
Dear Land O'Lakes and Challenge Dairy,
As consumers concerned about the well-being of animals, we want you to know about an unacceptable practice associated with your products. Some of your suppliers use Mendes Calf Ranch to house calves of milking cows. The babies are taken soon after birth and shipped away to live by themselves in cramped, filthy crates - often without enough room to turn around or lie down naturally.
This is in violation of California's animal cruelty laws, and it is not a practice benefiting your company. Please encourage Mendes Calf Ranch to end this cruel and unlawful confinement immediately.
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