Dairy calves are removed from their mothers after birth. In California, thousands end up at Mendes Calf Ranch. On any given day, 12,000 calves are housed in crates so tiny they can barely turn around. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has filed a complaint in Tulare County's Superior Court that the treatment of these calves is in violation of state anti-cruelty laws, which requires all animals be provided adequate exercise space.
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