In 1984 Peter Roberts, the founder of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), took a court case against a farm in Sussex where veal calves were being kept in narrow wooden crates, unable to turn round for most of their lives. Peter claimed that the calves were suffering, as they could not walk, could not socialise and were also in an unhealthy state as they were being fed a low-iron liquid-only diet, totally lacking the fibre which calves need from two weeks of age.