Following on from comments in SQ's Battery vs Free range chicken thread about this program. I just thought I'd see who's been watching and what are people's opinions.... The main thing with this program I think is highlighting the plight of young animals. So far I've seen Piglets, Kid Goats and Calves slaughtered, cooked and eaten. (don't watch it if you don't like blood) I'm not at all squeamish when it comes to killing things or seeing them being killed, so long as it's quick and humane. I've done it myself and I'm happy that the way I've done it, has been instant. I was interested to see the way the audience reacted in all of the 3 episodes I've seen. The ladies were obviously the more squeamish and were the ones that left. I think what bothered a lot of people was the fact that thay still twitched and moved after being stunned and being cut. What particularly got me was the Vegetarians/Vegans who basically said tonight that it didn't make a difference whether a calf was given (albeit short) a comfortable life and slaughtered for meat, or just shot in the head because they were surplus to requirements. I was quite appalled about the standards in parts of Europe compared to here for these young animals too! One thing tonight's episode enlightened me to, was the fact that Bull calves were a bi-product of dairy farming. Bull calves are of no use to a dairy farmer but if they are farmed for Veal, they actually make a better profit for the farmer than milk! Those farmers that don't farm the calves for veal, just have them shot, or shipped off to Europe in far than acceptable conditions! I like meat, so I eat it, it's available to me and wouldn't want to live without it...it's nice! I have to say, I've never eaten piglet or Kid goat (as far as I'm aware) but I've had Wienerschnitzel in Austria, but didn't realise at the time, although I still would have eaten it if I had realised.