Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"4H Club Member Lives Here" - A Misnomer To Many

"4H Club Member Lives Here" - to many, a misnomer.


As of right now, there are no lambs and pigs in this area. All that basically remains that even suggests that there were 13 pigs* and 14 lambs - sentient, feeling beings - just there are some water buckets, feed troughs, and tufts of sheared lamb wool left behind on the ground.



*There were originally 15 pigs brought to Wagner Farm for this year's project season - one pig was reported as having been found dead at Wagner Farm in the pig enclosure the morning of June 28 and another pig was reported to have died at Wagner Farm from a heart attack on July 11.




Not only is there no "4H Club Member" living in this area now - as Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H have trucked their lambs and pigs off to the Lake County (IL) Fair - but how does Wagner Farm even define "lives here"?



http://www.lcfair.com/livestock-auction/4576672481

Does being brought to Wagner Farm for several months only to be taken to auction qualify as animals that "live here"?

Perhaps such a sign adds to the bucolic image, perceived by many, of a homespun "family friendly" locavore farm?

As Wagner Farm's sale-at-auction 4H programming has been continuing yearly for numerous years now, and Wagner Farm has continued to reject repeated offers of collaborative efforts to send these animals to sanctuary after project seasons end, please continue to sign and share this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/wagner-farm-glenview-il-park-district-revise-animal-exploitative-programming-including-sales-to-auction-and-slaughter-via-public-funded-resources
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"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg

http://www.lcfair.com/livestock-auction/4576672481

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:
http://freefromharm.org/tag/wagner-farm/
http://james-mcwilliams.com/?s=wagner+farm&x=8&y=16

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.

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215

Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org

Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org

Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org


Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:
All-Creatures.org
http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net
http://worldanimal.net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations

Sunday, July 26, 2015

With You Always, Loving You Always In Various Ways




video





''We who dedicate our lives to promoting compassion, to promoting peace, for promoting the welfare of others are with you always in various ways, loving you always in various ways" - an animal welfare advocate to one of the Wagner Farm / Glenview Clovers 4H pigs who, if like his predecessors, will be sold to auction and slaughter - next Saturday, Aug 1
For signing and sharing:
change.org/p/wagner-farm-glenview-il-park-district-revise-a…
__________________________________________
"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg
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:
Once any animals, including those owned "privately", become part of a facility in any capacity that is taxpayer purchased and funded, such as Wagner Farm is, they immediately become the business of the public.
Wagner Farm is a facility of the Glenview (IL) Park District:
http://www.glenviewparks.org/facilities-parks/wagner-farm/
Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215
Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org
Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org


Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:
All-Creatures.org
http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net
http://worldanimal.net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Quarantined Pig: Part of the Questions, Part of the Problem

Quarantined pig at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm:


video



This pig, part of Wagner Farm's Glenview Clovers 4H program, was reported by staff on July 1 - the same time that the first dead pig had been acknowledged - to have been injured and was in quarantine. The response to further later questioning was that the pig was still in quarantine after surgery so that the other pigs wouldn't pull his stitches out.

A second pig was reported to have died from a heart attack on July 11.

Prior to that, two lambs who had also been reported as having had leg injuries were seen in the barn for several days while recuperating.

It is now July 23, and this quarantined pig has regularly been seen inside this pen within the pig enclosure. How much time has he been in there? Has he had any interaction with other pigs at all, other than sniffing at each other through the pen slats, and if so, how much?

The pigs and lambs are expected, like their predecessors, to be taken to the Lake County (IL) Fair - which would be next week.

http://www.lcfair.com/livestock-auction/4576672481

If like their predecessors, they will be sold at auction for slaughter.

Is this pig included? Is that what he's had surgery and quarantine for - to be taken to auction?

For signing and sharing:

https://www.change.org/p/wagner-farm-glenview-il-park-district-revise-animal-exploitative-programming-including-sales-to-auction-and-slaughter-via-public-funded-resources
***********************************

"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg

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:

http://freefromharm.org/tag/wagner-farm/

http://james-mcwilliams.com/?s=wagner+farm&x=8&y=16

Once any animals, including those owned "privately", become part of a facility in any capacity that is taxpayer purchased and funded, such as Wagner Farm is, they immediately become the business of the public.

Wagner Farm is a facility of the Glenview (IL) Park District:
http://www.glenviewparks.org/facilities-parks/wagner-farm/

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:

Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215

Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)

Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org

Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org




Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:
All-Creatures.org
http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net
http://worldanimal.net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What is Humane About Animals Bolt-Gunned In the Head?

To many, "humane" slaughter is a myth and there is nothing humane about forcibly taking lives, such as the bolt-gunning of animals in the head. To many, Wagner Farm is not non-complicit in the deaths of any animals that they send to auction for slaughter just because these animals are killed off-site from Wagner Farm and at the hands of others. To many, that is just "convenience" and semantics and does not absolve Wagner Farm in their role in these deaths and what these animals are subjected to from being part of this 4H programming, especially from the time of their being loaded into trucks after auction sale through the time that they are actually killed.


video

For signing and sharing:
https://www.change.org/p/wagner-farm-glenview-il-park-district-revise-animal-exploitative-programming-including-sales-to-auction-and-slaughter-via-public-funded-resources



"Either YOU make significant changes to the way Wagner Farms treats its animals or more parents will be keeping their
kids home from school, camp and daycare outings there. In the age of local mom groups on Facebook, it would behoove
you to proactively make changes with the input and oversight of local animal advocate groups like Wagner Farm Rescue
before you end up looking complicit in facilitating and/or covering up the abuse and mistreatment of these animals."
- a local area resident in a letter to the Glenview Park District that she and her husband had paid for a day of alternate child care for their daughter rather than send her on her camp's field trip to Wagner Farm.



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The tax payer purchased and funded Wagner Farm telling the non-profit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund to "just" go to the slaughter auction sale and buy their 4H animals if we "really" want them is being equated by an increasing amount of the public as akin to municipalities who move voter polling sites miles away and then tell the public they can "just" buy a car to get there, get a ride, or take public transportation and/or walk to the polling site, etc., if they "really" want to vote.
The detailed logistics involved in needing to make responsibly done advance placement and transport arrangement of animals essentially makes buying directly from the auction to be prohibitive, particularly for larger animals. This has been explained in detail to Wagner Farm repeatedly. As their continuing dismissive response is to "just" go to the slaughter auction - or that the animals can be taken to a meat market as a placement site as we've also been crassly told - this is also being equated by an increasing amount of the public as their calling for "hoop jumping" in a seeming intent to impede animal rescue and humane placement as this obviously does not support Wagner Farm goals.
The Lake County (IL) Fair, where Wagner Farm has been displaying and selling their 4H lambs and pigs for years now, begins next week.
http://www.lcfair.com/livestock-auction/4576672481
______________________________________
"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg
If like their predecessors, these now 13 pigs (instead of the 15 that were originally brought to Wagner Farm in March as two have been reported as having died at Wagner Farm within the past several weeks) and 14 lambs will be sold at the Lake County (IL) Fair to auction and slaughter:
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.
Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215
Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org
Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org
Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org

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Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:
All-Creatures.org
http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net
http://worldanimal.net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"You Are Never Without Love, You Are Never Alone"

"You Are Never Without Love, You Are Never Alone" - an animal advocate heartfully imparts love to animals who, if like their predecessors, will be taken to auction next week and sold to slaughter by the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H.


video




"Understand that we are not vegan or animal rights activists but we do not believe that animals should be abused,
mistreated, killed or harmed unnecessarily and we certainly don't want our kids to think that such behavior is ok. Parents
like us are just just finding out about the reports of animal deaths and mistreatment at Wagner Farms and we don't find this activity to be "family friendly" or appropriate for a tax payer funded entity"

- a letter sent to the Glenview Park District about Wagner Farm by a local area parent who noted that she and her husband decided to pay for alternative day care for a day rather than send their daughter to Wagner Farm with her camp group.

Just this Wagner Farm 4H project season alone, two lambs were reported by staff as injured and quarantined in the barn for a few days, a pig was reported by staff as being found dead in the pig enclosure on June 28, a second pig was reported by staff at the same time as being quarantined due to injury requiring surgery and this pig has still been seen in quarantine, and a third pig was reported by staff as dying from a heart attack on July 11.

A pertinent issue with many is why these animals are at Wagner Farm to begin with - so that Wagner Farm can tout a 4H program, have these animals displayed at the Lake County (IL) Fair, and then sold at auction to slaughter?


Petition for signing and sharing:

https://www.change.org/p/wagner-farm-glenview-il-park-district-revise-animal-exploitative-programming-including-sales-to-auction-and-slaughter-via-public-funded-resources

_________________________

"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg

If like their predecessors, these now 13 pigs (instead of the 15 that were originally brought to Wagner Farm in March as two have been reported as having died at Wagner Farm within the past several weeks) and 14 lambs will be sold at the Lake County (IL) Fair to auction and slaughter:

http://www.lcfair.com/livestock-auction/4576672481

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:

http://freefromharm.org/tag/wagner-farm/
http://james-mcwilliams.com/?s=wagner+farm&x=8&y=16

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.

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:

Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact

Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215

Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org

Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org

Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org


*****************************************************

Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:
All-Creatures.org
http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations


FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net
http://worldanimal.net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations

Monday, July 20, 2015

Area Resident Horrified By Sales To Slaughter Via Wagner Farm Programming

Sales at auction to slaughter: Why is the public funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H involved in this?





Petition to sign and share:

https://www.change.org/p/wagner-farm-glenview-il-park-district-revise-animal-exploitative-programming-including-sales-to-auction-and-slaughter-via-public-funded-resources



A local area resident noted in a letter today to the Glenview Park District: that she and her husband "decided to pay for alternative childcare today" rather than send their daughter on a camp field trip to Wagner Farm, stating,

"I was horrified to learn that the Glenview Park District has decided to sell the Glenview 4H project animals at an auction for slaughter rather than accept offers to find sanctuary placements for them."

This resident noted that neither she nor her husband are either vegans or animal rights activists but do not find the outcomes of Wagner Farm's 4H programming to be acceptable stemming from a public facility.

An increasing amount of people are becoming aware of what many animals are forced to endure from the time they are loaded into trucks from sales at auction through the time they are actually slaughtered.

The Lake County (IL) Fair, where Wagner Farm has been displaying and selling their 4H lambs and pigs for years now, begins next week.
____________________________________

The tax payer purchased and funded Wagner Farm telling the non-profit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund to "just" go to the slaughter auction sale and buy their 4H animals if we "really" want them is being equated by an increasing amount of the public as akin to municipalities who move voter polling sites miles away and then tell the public they can "just" buy a car to get there, get a ride, or take public transportation and/or walk to the polling site, etc., if they "really" want to vote.

The detailed logistics involved in needing to make responsibly done advance placement and transport arrangement of animals essentially makes buying directly from the auction to be prohibitive, particularly for larger animals. This has been explained in detail to Wagner Farm repeatedly. As their continuing dismissive response is to "just" go to the slaughter auction - or that the animals can be taken to a meat market as a placement site as we've also been crassly told - this is also being equated by an increasing amount of the public as their calling for "hoop jumping" in a seeming intent to impede animal rescue and humane placement as this obviously does not support Wagner Farm goals.

______________________________________

"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg

If like their predecessors, these now 13 pigs (instead of the 15 that were originally brought to Wagner Farm in March as two have been reported as having died at Wagner Farm within the past several weeks) and 14 lambs will be sold at the Lake County (IL) Fair to auction and slaughter:

http://www.lcfair.com/livestock-auction/4576672481

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:

http://freefromharm.org/tag/wagner-farm/
http://james-mcwilliams.com/?s=wagner+farm&x=8&y=16

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.

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:

Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact

Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215

Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org

Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org

Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org





Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:
All-Creatures.org
http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:
World Animal Net
http://worldanimal.net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dead, Injured, and/or Sick Animals Reported

Dead, Injured, and/or Sick Animals Reported in the Taxpayer Purchased and Funded Wagner Farm's Glenview Clovers 4H Program:




This year's reported two dead pigs, quarantined injured pig, and two injured lambs are by far not the first animals who have been reported ill, injured, and/or dead in this programming - how many more are there going to potentially be?

To many, Wagner Farm's programming is in intense need of revision.
http://wagnerfarmrescuefund.blogspot.com/2015/07/second-dead-pig-reported-at-taxpayer.html

Petition site:
https://www.change.org/p/wagner-farm-glenview-il-park-district-revise-animal-exploitative-programming-including-sales-to-auction-and-slaughter-via-public-funded-resources
______________________________________

The surviving 4H lambs and pigs in this season's Wagner Farm 4H project, if like their predecessors, will be sold at the Lake County (IL) Fair at auction to slaughter, this year on Aug. 1.

Is this what many would consider to be humane and responsible animal care and programming stemming from a public funded facility?
_________________________________

"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg

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:
http://freefromharm.org/tag/wagner-farm/
http://james-mcwilliams.com/?s=wagner+farm&x=8&y=16

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.

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215

Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org

Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org


Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org



Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:
All-Creatures.org
http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:
World Animal Net
http://worldanimal.net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations