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108 calves were killed last week after the lorry transporting them overturned on a busy highway in the
Netherlands.

The haulage
lorry, carrying 300 animals, flipped over after colliding with another vehicle.

It was en route from County Kilkenny in Ireland to Groningen, Netherlands, taking the calves to be raised as veal.

Collision

Company
representative Barry Logan said: “We don’t know what happened yet. The lorry crashed
and fell over on its side.”

He added that the driver was not injured.

According to local reports, the road was closed for some hours after the smash, as emergency
services, including a veterinarian and a forester, caught escaped calves and cleared the dead ones.

The calves who survived the ordeal are still destined to be killed for veal – barring outside
intervention.

The incident was shared on YouTube by Agriland

‘Brutality’

Speaking about the incident, prolific vegan activist Earthling Ed said: “This is the brutality of animal agriculture. After being separated from their mothers, denied maternal love and their mother’s milk, these calves were shipped in a truck from Ireland to the Netherlands. 

“[Last week] on the A16 in the direction of Breda, the truck carrying 300 calves overturned. 108 did not survive the accident. 

“The surviving calves will be raised for veal and will therefore be murdered in a few months. 

“These beautiful innocents babies have experienced so much trauma in such a short time and still have to endure having their throats slashed open. 

“Please don’t support dairy or other animal products.”

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.