It’s apparently ethically acceptable to kill a calf, as long as you don’t chain him in a little box:
Once you accept humanely raised veal, it’s time to consider a number of options that have been largely off some tables for many years. If a solid veal rump roast is going to break the budget, consider a plump, well-trimmed veal neck roast. Or a handsome whole veal shank, a succulent joint of meat that’s usually sliced up for osso buco but makes for a presentation worthy of Henry VIII.
Oh, and Henry VIII was a mad king reputedly afflicted with diabetes, multiple strokes, open sores that would not heal, gangrenous toes, migraines, and depression. It’s a marvelous idea to eat just like he did. Link.