If we do not want calves to be exported in what are unpleasant and often cruel conditions, we could consider these options: putting down a proportion of male calves at birth; drinking less milk (and eat less cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais, etc); eating more beef; paying substantially more for milk, milk products and beef.
Any of these options would probably cause a public outcry. Ignorance of how food is produced, combined with a belief that all farmers are greedy and cruel, is clouding and confusing an issue that has needed to be addressed for years.
Yours faithfully, BRIDGET BODOANO London, SW12
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