...unless you consider eating them to be mistreatment. Associated Press:

Costco Wholesale Corp. has condemned a veal producer's treatment of calves after seeing footage shot by an animal rights group.

The group, Mercy for Animals, released video this week that it said was taken by hidden recorders at Buckeye Veal Farm in Apple Creek, Ohio. It shows calves chained inside small stalls where they are unable to lie down or turn around and are covered in feces...

Costco's CEO Jim Senegal said the company was not aware of the issue before it saw the video.

"We are extremely disappointed, not only with the performance of our supplier in this instance, but with our own performance as well," he said in a statement. "We hold ourselves to a high standard, and in this case, we plainly did not perform to that standard."

The supplier declined to comment, while the farm allegedly shown in the video disputes the matter.

Here's the video (narrated by 1,000-year-old Bob Barker):

Good for Costco, and any farm that chains up baby cows ought to be ashamed of itself. Ditto any grown human who drags a baby cow around like that.