Definition of veal crate in English:

veal crate


  • A partitioned area with restricted light and space in which a calf is reared for slaughter so as to ensure the whiteness of the meat.

    • ‘For example, Great Britain has banned veal crates and limits to fifteen hours the amount of time animals can go without food and water during transport.’
    • ‘On a date certain, mass confinement, sow gestation crates, veal crates, battery cages, and all such innovations would be prohibited.’
    • ‘And would these children be thrilled to meet the cows who provide their milk if they got to see the male offspring of those cows spending the first six weeks of their lives in veal crates?’
    • ‘Their calves are taken away shortly after birth, many of whom are then condemned to veal crates.’