CLEVELAND - An animal rights group is unveiling undercover video from an Ohio veal farm that it claims shows abuse to calves.
The group Mercy For Animals showed its findings at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel in Cleveland.
Mercy For Animals said the video was shot at Buckeye Veal in Wayne County.
In the video, calves can be seen in wooden stalls that Mercy For Animals said are too small for calves to live in, restricting their ability to move, socialize with other animals, or stay clean.
Mercy For Animals is also presenting a letter to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board on Tuesday, calling on the group to enforce recommendations for better living conditions at Ohio veal farms.
Calls to Buckeye Veal were not returned to NewsChannel5 on Monday; however, a spokesman for Buckeye Veal spoke with the Wooster Daily Record .
According to the newspaper , spokesman Gaylord Barkman said, "Buckeye Veal has long been committed to the quality rural life that makes Ohio so unique. All of the workers on our farm are deeply committed to the proper care of our animals. We will continue to raise wholesome veal in a responsible and ethical manner."
More information and video can be found at www.mercyforanimals.org .
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