108 Calves Killed In Motorway Lorry Smash

Emergency services spent hours collecting the survivors
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The remaining cows will die at an early age (Photo: YouTube/Agriland/Tom Van Der Put)

The remaining cows will die at an early age (Photo: YouTube/Agriland/Tom Van Der Put)

108 calves were killed last week after the lorry transporting them overturned on a busy highway in the
Netherlands.

The haulage
lorry, carrying 300 animals, flipped over after colliding with another vehicle.

It was en route from County Kilkenny in Ireland to Groningen, Netherlands, taking the calves to be raised as veal.

Collision

Company
representative Barry Logan said: "We don’t know what happened yet. The lorry crashed
and fell over on its side."

He added that the driver was not injured.

According to local reports, the road was closed for some hours after the smash, as emergency
services, including a veterinarian and a forester, caught escaped calves and cleared the dead ones.

The calves who survived the ordeal are still destined to be killed for veal - barring outside
intervention.

The incident was shared on YouTube by Agriland

'Brutality'

Speaking about the incident, prolific vegan activist Earthling Ed said: "This is the brutality of animal agriculture. After being separated from their mothers, denied maternal love and their mother's milk, these calves were shipped in a truck from Ireland to the Netherlands. 

"[Last week] on the A16 in the direction of Breda, the truck carrying 300 calves overturned. 108 did not survive the accident. 

"The surviving calves will be raised for veal and will therefore be murdered in a few months. 

"These beautiful innocents babies have experienced so much trauma in such a short time and still have to endure having their throats slashed open. 

"Please don’t support dairy or other animal products."