What a load of crap!! i read through the dariy australia page and saw a few lies in there
1) " Dairy farmers must ensure bobby calves being transported for sale or slaughter are:
-at least five days old (unless consigned direct to a calf rearer)
-fit and healthy
-have been adequately fed within six hours of transport"
Ive been to the muiltiple bobby calf sales and when i bought Bugsii from the sale she was a day old and Bambi was 3 days old. ive seen calfs that are under 5 days old, majority of calfs at any sale at any given time are 2-4 days old. i even saw a new born bobby calf at the auction and he was auctioned off to a local abbitor buyer
70% of the calfs at the sale are not fit or healthy, Bambii for instence needed vetenariy assistence when she arrived home, she couldnt stand, anemic, skin and bones, kept going in and out of conscience. One calf at one sale i went to was so sick he was pulled out of the auction taken down the back and shot.
When i got Bugsii i had to sign forms to say i bought her legally and i had to get her previous owners to sign it and they said she has never been fed since she was born, and Bambiis owners said she only has a drink when she was forst born, when i got her she was 3 days old .
"Our commitment includes ensuring our calves are provided with a safe, healthy environment for the whole of their lives" ive seen dairy cows and calfs in horrific conditions, Broken hocks, anemic, skin and bones, Calfs literally dying and this is only at the sale - you dont want to see what ive seen happens on dairy farms