(Photo: Dean Farm Trust)

"Meat The Family" Calves Saved From Slaughter As Family Pledge To Go Veggie

by | January 24, 2020

Two calves have been saved from slaughter by a family who participated in the new Channel 4 docuseries — Meat The Family.

The show followed four families who were given farm animals to look after for three weeks. At the end of the show, each family chose whether to give the animals to a sanctuary and go vegetarian, or to cook and eat the animals in their care.

Two lucky calves — named Buttercup and Clover — were sent to live with Steffan, Nicky and their three children in a small Welsh town called Barry.

At the end of their three weeks together, the family decided to save the calves and go vegetarian, sending them to live at the Dean Farm Trust animal sanctuary in Chepstow.

“The family have kept in touch and have visited Buttercup and Clover several times since filming ended,” said the Dean Farm Trust, “we are so grateful to them for giving us our boys.”

Seven other animals featured on the show were sent to slaughter by the families they lived with.

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The calves now have a happy home with the Dean Farm Trust (Photo: Dean Farm Trust /Facebook)

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Meat The Family asks viewers, “Why do we find it acceptable to eat a lamb but we wouldn’t eat our pet dog? Could you go back to meat once you’ve put a name and face to a meal?”

The thought-provoking docuseries has been called “the most transgressive” show of the year.

Channel 4 states the series will reveal “the reality of an animal’s journey from field to plate.” Adding that viewers will learn about “animal behaviour and intelligence, the farming practices required to meet the demands of hungry consumers…and the environmental impact of the meat industry.”

Do you think the show will open people’s eyes to the realities of the animal agriculture? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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