CLANDESTINE

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IMG_37655:00am this morning, March 24, 2014 – a transport truck pulls into Catelli Bros. in Shrewsbury, NJ.  It is bitterly cold and since it’s pitch black, it is impossible to see much, but the wails of the babies can be heard, as well as the clatter of their hooves as they are pushed forward and into the slaughterhouse where they will be brutally killed in order for people to eat veal.

The whole operation is perfectly executed.  Done in complete darkness, before the vast majority of people are even awake.  The truck backs up to the door and does not move away until the calves are inside and the door is shut again.

clan·des·tine adjective

characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception

Catelli Bros. is right on Rt. 35, with stores and restaurants all around it.  There is a brow bar right next door and I wonder how many women sit there having their eyebrows shaped, not knowing what is going on perhaps 50 feet away.  I hope our vigil this Saturday in front of Catelli Bros. will remind the people of Shrewsbury and those driving through of what is occurring right under their noses.  I hope to force them to “think occasionally of the suffering of which [they] spare themselves the sight.”  -Albert Schweitzer

Please join us from 12:00 – 2:00pm on Saturday March 29 right in front of Catelli Bros at 768 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ.  You don’t need to bring anything at all.  We will have plenty of signs.

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