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Veal Video Draws Responses

Veal Video Draws Responses

CEO says company wasn't aware and will strive to improve their diligence.

Costco has released a statement in response to a video of veal calves in individual crates on an Ohio farm, made by a group called Mercy for Animals and teed up as cruel and inhumane treatment of the animals. The video singled out Costco and Giant Eagle as carrying the farm's branded products.

In the release, Costco CEO Jim Sinegal said that the company had not been aware of the issue before they saw the video and are extremely disappointed, not only with the performance of our supplier in this instance, but with our own performance as well.

In fact, according to a report in The Daily Record in Wooster, Ohio, officials at Buckeye Veal Farm said Monday that it already had phased out most of the individual crate housing shown in the video in favor of group housing, and was continuing the process with the animals that remained in crates.

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