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Cage-free veal

(article, Culinate staff)

One of the modern animal-rights movement's early successes, a generation ago, was raising awareness about the conditions under which baby calves were raised for meat. As a result, veal consumption plummeted. In the past few years, though, the veal industry has started implementing reforms, chiefly allowing calves freedom of movement and raising them on grass. 

Bon App├ętit magazine recently took note of the Strauss company's efforts to treat calves humanely, noting in its March issue that the veal industry was finally getting onto the "grass-fed, humanely raised, free-range, and sustainable" bandwagon. Strauss's term of art for their product? "Free-raised."