Did you know that some dairy producers take calves away from their mothers soon after birth and ship them away to live in cramped, filthy crates?
This is the sad reality at California's Mendes Calf Ranch. Calves live in crates so small they can't even turn around or lie down naturally.
Such cramped conditions are a violation of state animal cruelty laws, which is why the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against Mendes Calf Ranch.
But there is something you can do to Free Baby Mendes.
Land O'Lakes and Challenge Dairy are two of the dairy producers who use milk from calves confined at Mendes. It's time to let them know that this practice is unnecessary - and unacceptable.
UPDATE: After taking the case against Mendes Calf Ranch all the way to the highest court in the land, ALDF got news on May 15 that the California Supreme Court was dismissing ALDF v. Mendes. The facts laid out in the lawsuit against Mendes were never heard by the court system. Because animals are still considered "property" by the law, ALDF is still pushing the envelope by using innovative legal strategies to fight for the right to represent the interest of the voiceless in court. While the court rejected ALDF's "standing" to bring this lawsuit to stop the illegal confinement of the thousands of animals at Mendes Calf Ranch, the court of public opinion continues to speak out loudly against this abuse. Please join the tens of thousands of consumers who have already let Land O' Lakes and Challenge Dairy know that they reject the kind of intensive confinement practiced at Mendes Calf Ranch-sign ALDF's petition to Free Baby Mendes today!