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Calf in Holding Pen - No, he's not the Dominion: Documentary poster calf, but he might as well be. He is the Strath calf, from Strathalbyn slaughterhouse in South Australia who featured on the 7x8m poster of the roof the action by Aussie Farms and Adelaide Animal Save last Friday.

He, as well as the Dominion poster calf were waste products of the dairy industry, just two of the 500,000 male calves killed every year in Australia, for the crime of being born male and therefore not able to produce milk. I met each of them here, on the cold metal floor of a slaughterhouse holding pen awaiting their deaths the following morning. 

The Strath calf as seen here was so very young and weak. I suspected not more than a few days old and would have likely never even fed from his mother in his entire brief life before he was taken here to be killed. 

You are gone now, but you will not be forgotten. 

After all the tragedies captured at this facility, including this calf’s own death (see investigation at strathmeats.com), there was but one silver-lining. Last Friday after being on the roof for 17 hours refusing to leave until one animal was surrendered to be spared from slaughter, one sheep was released to us. She is now at a farm animal sanctuary where she will be able to live out her natural live. 

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Calf in Holding Pen

No, he's not the Dominion: Documentary poster calf, but he might as well be. He is the Strath calf, from Strathalbyn slaughterhouse in South Australia who featured on the 7x8m poster of the roof the action by Aussie Farms and Adelaide Animal Save last Friday.

He, as well as the Dominion poster calf were waste products of the dairy industry, just two of the 500,000 male calves killed every year in Australia, for the crime of being born male and therefore not able to produce milk. I met each of them here, on the cold metal floor of a slaughterhouse holding pen awaiting their deaths the following morning.

The Strath calf as seen here was so very young and weak. I suspected not more than a few days old and would have likely never even fed from his mother in his entire brief life before he was taken here to be killed.

You are gone now, but you will not be forgotten.

After all the tragedies captured at this facility, including this calf’s own death (see investigation at strathmeats.com), there was but one silver-lining. Last Friday after being on the roof for 17 hours refusing to leave until one animal was surrendered to be spared from slaughter, one sheep was released to us. She is now at a farm animal sanctuary where she will be able to live out her natural live.

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Uploaded: Tue 14 May 2019 by Bear Witness Australia
Captured: 2017
Location: SA, Australia
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