Nothing says 'Compassionate and Humane' like making a calf wear the skin of her brother.
Justifications for this include:
- Easier on the farmer planning to exploit these animals to not have to bottle feed another baby that may have been intended to be raised for beef or veal.
- Tricks mother calf into raising a baby that was not her own that will eventually be used as her replacement when she is spent.
Story Dairy Farmers Tell Themselves:
It is their love of the animals the exploit that drives them to help a grieving mother find happiness again by getting her to adopt a new child. (Strangely they fail to include the part where they exploit both of these animals for their profit and then slaughter them the minute they are used up... which is a strange definition of 'love of the animals'.)
The person demonstrating this process bragged about how much money he 'netted' selling the body parts of the calves he does this to. Clearly, done out of love (of money - not animals).