April 22, 2014 8:22 am

Quebec veal production farm accused of abusing calves

Watch above: An animal rights group is taking aim at a Quebec veal farm, releasing what it says is a hidden camera video from inside the barns. Christina Stevens reports.

MONTREAL – Animal rights campaigners are calling for changes after a secret recording that seemed to show cruel treatment of baby calves on a Quebec veal farm was released.

The hidden-camera video of workers kicking, punching, and beating baby calves was secretly recorded at one of the largest veal producers in North America.

Released by the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals Canada, the video from Délimax Veal-affiliated factory farm in Pont-Rouge, Quebec, appears to show baby calves chained by the neck and locked inside narrow crates so small they can’t walk, turn around, or lie down comfortably.

It also seemed to show workers tormenting animals and calves suffering from open wounds.

Watch the video here [Warning: graphic content]

A criminal animal cruelty investigation is underway and Mercy for Animals are calling for improved treatment for baby calves.

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