Argument: Modern veal producers follow strict regulations on humane treatment
- Juliette Jowit, environment editor. "Veal back on a guilt-free British menu". The Observer. January 20 2008 - "during the decade of the export ban, veal crates were outlawed across Europe and Britain introduced higher standards, including straw bedding, more space and more food. Organic standards are even higher.
- Based on these changes, Compassion in World Farming said it now supported eating British veal - as long as it was reared to the highest standards. 'There's nothing inherently cruel about veal if the calf is reared to the highest standards, either outdoors with the mother or indoors, but in a large, well-ventilated barn with lots of space and good straw bedding, and a reasonable amount of food,' said Peter Stevenson, its chief policy officer.
- In the longer term, Stevenson said that they wanted reform of the dairy industry, so that cattle were bred less intensively for high milk yields and were more suitable for beef."