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Calves in Holding Pens - He cried out for his mother, from a slaughterhouse. 

I could hear him and the others as I walked towards the facility. As soon as I walked into the holding pens many of these babies got to their feet and paced the edge of the pen trying to get to me. Their hooves rattled on the metal grate they stood on, and they would trip over each other; still learning how to walk. I spent about an hour sitting by this pen. Sometimes letting them suckle my fingers, and other times not in fear it would only make them miss their mothers even more. 

They settled down towards the end of the hour, as this photo was taken. The few particularly persistent calves I heard calling as I approached them at the start of the night continued to call out still as the others got too tired and laid down. Ultimately it mattered not who called more, none got to see their mothers again, all killed the following morning.

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Calves in Holding Pens

He cried out for his mother, from a slaughterhouse.

I could hear him and the others as I walked towards the facility. As soon as I walked into the holding pens many of these babies got to their feet and paced the edge of the pen trying to get to me. Their hooves rattled on the metal grate they stood on, and they would trip over each other; still learning how to walk. I spent about an hour sitting by this pen. Sometimes letting them suckle my fingers, and other times not in fear it would only make them miss their mothers even more.

They settled down towards the end of the hour, as this photo was taken. The few particularly persistent calves I heard calling as I approached them at the start of the night continued to call out still as the others got too tired and laid down. Ultimately it mattered not who called more, none got to see their mothers again, all killed the following morning.

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