Controversial Video Of A Newborn Calf Is Causing An Uproar Among Animal Activists

Researchers suggest that 21,000,000 dairy calves are slaughtered around the world every year to be sold as veal and beef. It’s a staggering number that shows the true impact of the meat industry.

It’s also one of the major reasons that people are so staunchly opposed to consuming veal. It’s harder for everyone to get behind a business when baby animals are mercilessly killed.

When the Yankee Farmer’s Market in Warner, New Hampshire posted a video of a newborn calf named Diego being dried after birth recently, the business received an outpouring of backlash from animal activists who are concerned for the animal’s wellbeing. You have to see what has transpired since…

A baby calf named Diego was recently born on the premises of The Yankee Farmer’s Market in Warner, New Hampshire. The business quickly posted a video to its Facebook page showing the newborn animal being blow dried directly thereafter…

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The video of the Scottish Highland calf was captioned: “A snowy day on the farm didn’t stop the birth of this little Scottish highland calf!” 

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The video immediately struck a chord with animal rights activists around the globe who took to social media to express their hopes that the animal could still be saved before it is inevitably slaughtered and sold as veal…

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Several of these activists have logged onto Facebook in an attempt to drive down the rating of The Yankee Farmer’s Market page. As of now, the site has a total of 424 reviews, 225 of which are five-star reviews, six of them are four-star reviews, three are three-star reviews, and 190 are just one-star reviews…

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Not only activists are taking to social media to express their concerns, either. This man in particular calls himself “NOT a PETA member, just a compassionate individual.”

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Mostly, people find the video rather upsetting…

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… And they want The Yankee Farmer’s Market to know how they feel.

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Brian Farmer, owner of The Yankee Farmer’s Market, has claimed that he raises his calves in an ethical manner in an attempt to give them a good life. “I’m not sure how you get that much negativity out of a picture of a baby cow,” he said in an interview about Diego.

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In an attempt to diffuse the situation Brian posted a video of Diego playing in the snow alongside his family to the company Facebook page. It suggests, perhaps, that they have no intentions of slaughtering Diego after all.

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It’s hard to say whether the Internet should have withheld judgment or if their comments changed the outcome of Diego’s life.

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