According to a Wagner Farm staff member, 80% of these lambs and pigs went to the local food pantry, and 20% he didn't know about. When asked further if there is not non-meat based (plant-based) food that could be donated to the food pantry instead, this staff member said that this (apparently slaughter of animals) is how they (Wagner Farm) choose to provide food.
"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
Wagner Farm has repeatedly been rejecting requests made over many years to send these 4H animals to sanctuary, and is instead now rejecting all collaborative efforts offered by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund.
*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
To many, the semantics of animal "ownership" often are used in various realms to facilitate numerous aspects of animal exploitation. To many, whether animals are owned by "private" parties or by the public, once they become part of a public-funded facility in any manner their immediate and ongoing welfare also becomes the business of the public.
Glenview Park District's online form at
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215
Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations
FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:
World Animal Net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations