Has BBC Scotland caused the death by shooting of thousands of ‘boy’ calves and an indefensible waste of food?
Tonight at 6:30pm, Jackie Bird announced proudly:
‘A ferry operator [P&O] is to stop carrying calves to Europe after animal welfare concerns were raised in an investigation by BBC Scotland’s Disclosure team.’
The decision by P&O is a panicked reaction to Disclosure: The Dark Side of Dairy, a deeply flawed and confused piece of work…
… BBC Scotland’s team knew that the only alternative to transporting and fattening calves for later slaughter is the shooting of the calves, within days of their birth. Farmer’s representatives made this clear and expressed their disquiet at having to choose the shooting option.