Hate to tell you, but by your definition (after they are weaned), a baby male cow is no longer veal one day after they are born.
Within moments of birth, male calves born on dairies are taken away from
their mothers and loaded onto trucks. Many are sold through auction
rings where they are subjected to transportation and handling stresses.
The fragile animals are shocked and kicked, and when they can no longer
walk, they are dragged by their legs or even their ears.
Veal is a by-product of the dairy industry. In order for dairy cows to
produce milk, they must be impregnated and give birth. Half of the
calves born are female, and they are used to replace older cows in the
milking herd. The other half are male, and because they are of no use to
the dairy industry, most are used for beef or veal.
Every year, approximately one million calves are confined in crates
measuring just two feet wide. They are chained by the neck to restrict
all movement, making it is impossible for them to turn around, stretch,
or even lie down comfortably. This severe confinement makes the calves’
meat “tender” since the animals muscles cannot develop.
In addition to restricting the animals’ movement, veal producers
severely limit what their animals can eat. The calves are fed an all
liquid milk-substitute which is purposely deficient in iron and fiber.
It is intended to produce borderline anemia and the pale colored flesh
fancied by ‘gourmets’. At approximately sixteen weeks of age, these weak
animals are slaughtered and marketed as “white” veal (also known as
“fancy”, “milk-fed”, “special fed”, and “formula fed” veal). Besides the
expensive veal which comes from calves who are kept in small wooden
crates, “bob” veal is the flesh of calves who may be slaughtered at just
a few hours or days old. While these calves are spared intensive
confinement, they are still subjected to inhumane transport, handling,
and slaughter, and many die before reaching the slaughterhouse.
Most of these veal calves are allowed to live only 16 weeks in that horrible state. What’s this “weaned after 7 months to one year”. They don’t stay with their mothers long enough to even nurse. To read more, check out www.factoryfarming.org