Vealer drops crating
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2007:
HARLEYSVILLE, Pa.–Wayne Marcho, founder of the 36-year-old
Marcho Farms integrated veal production empire, on January 29, 2007
announced that his company has already moved thousands of calves from
veal crating to loose housing, and will shift entirely to loose
housing within the next few years. Marcho is believed to supply 15%
to 20% of the U.S. veal market.
“Smithfield and Marcho Farms were both strong proponents of
keeping animals in narrow crates,” said Farm Sanctuary president
Gene Bauston. “Their back flip begs the question: what else are
pigs, calves and other farm animals rightfully entitled to?