Monday, June 29, 2015

Ethics Defined By Reverence For Life


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


Ethics is nothing else but a reverence for life
- Albert Schweitzer

What, then, is apparent irreverence for life?

About 5 weeks to live?


If like their predecessors, these 15 months-old pigs and 14 months-old lambs will soon be sold by the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H club to auction and slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair:

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






"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

Friday, June 26, 2015

PARADE OF ANIMALS - Promoting And Perpetuating The Sham

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



Promoting and perpetuating the sham. Saturday, June 27.
To many, this is what the Wagner Farm 4H PARADE OF ANIMALS at the Glenview Farmers Market opening day is all about.
To many, this parade taints the farmers market by it being used as yet another venue to promote a bucolic sham that belies what happens to these animals just weeks later if they're sold to auction.
To many, the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm's promotion of programming involving animals isn't ingenuous without including photos for the public of such animal ag industry issues such as what lambs and pigs look like when they're being slaughtered, and photos demonstrating routine sexual violation of dairy cows.
To many, the bucolic scenery of Wagner Farm and an animal parade belie the horrors to animals that this taxpayer purchased and funded facility has involved the public in through programming via a public-funded facility that results in the sale of any animals 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.
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About 5 weeks to live?
If like their predecessors, the current 15 months-old pigs and 14 months-old lambs will soon be sold by the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H club to auction and slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair:
"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:
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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bucolic Scenery Can Belie Tragic & Violent Outcomes


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

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Bucolic scenery can often dupe the public when scenery belies tragic and violent outcomes that are committed off-site and at the hands of others.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time - Abraham Lincoln

About 5 weeks to live?

If like their predecessors, these 15 months-old pigs and 14 months-old lambs will soon be sold by the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H club to auction and slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair:

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

"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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

About 5 Weeks To Live?

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





About 5 weeks to live?
If like their predecessors, these 15 months-old pigs and 14 months-old lambs will soon be sold by the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H club to auction and slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair:
"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

Friday, June 19, 2015

No Slapping, Pushing, or Yelling At A Cow Should Be A Basic Mandatory Standard


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



Why was a cow - one who is lactating and has been said to be pregnant again - slapped, pushed, and yelled at by a taxpayer salaried employee at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm?
Wagner Farm's current "milking" cow, Marcy, was in a stall one recent morning. One of Wagner Farm's employees apparently wanted Marcy to walk out of the stall and into the pasture. Marcy apparently did not comply quickly enough.
This employee, who shortly before was heard in Marcy's stall uttering the words "jerk face", presumably to Marcy, then proceeded to act toward Marcy in a manner that many would consider physically aggressive if not actually hostile.
This employee was obviously attempting to get Marcy out of her stall and into the pasture by giving her some slaps on her behind. After Marcy balked in what looked like an attempt to drink from the water bucket in her stall, this employee then shoved Marcy in her left shoulder, yelled for her to get out in a tone that many would consider menacing, and then even though Marcy was at the door this employee then added another slap to her behind.
What many would undoubtedly find to be particularly disturbing is the tone of voice used by this employee, along with the volume of the slaps to Marcy.
Animals being treated with kindness and respect is to many a basic tenet of civility. To many, that doesn't include anyone yelling at, pushing, or slapping an animal - especially a pregnant one who apparently just wasn't moving fast enough in obeying a command issued by a human.
While many would be adamant that no animal should be treated in such a manner, Marcy is a Holstein, a breed noted on numerous internet sites for their gentle nature.
What does it suggest about an adult and taxpayer salaried employee who would show such seeming aggression toward an animal - and a pregnant one - whose breed is particularly known for its gentleness and who apparently just wasn't moving fast enough in obeying a command? What kind of standards and employee accountability is there at the public Wagner Farm?
Also, if this kind of behavior can be considered to not be out of the ordinary in general farming industry standards and therefore not inappropriate, then what does that suggest about general farming industry standards and behaviors toward animals that may be promoted to children in the form of fun and education?
There were numerous visitors to Wagner Farm at the time of this incident, including the general public with young children and children who were attendees at a children's party and being given a farm tour.
Is this the kind of apparent education that most people would want set as a standard at a perceived "family friendly" facility such as Wagner Farm, or behavior that most people would be content with their children potentially being exposed to? Don't most people make great efforts to teach their children not to hit others?
Also, it is irrelevant to many that Marcy is "private" owned, or what kind of treatment her "owner" may or may not find to be acceptable. Once Marcy became a part of a taxpayer funded facility in any manner, she also became the business of the public.
Wagner Farm publicly promotes their farm-related education and history. While this particular situation with Marcy does not even begin to compare with numerous atrocities toward animals found in many animal ag industry facilities, many find much of the policies and practices that are observed at Wagner Farm to be unacceptable stemming from a public facility - and lessons and the teaching of them that are misguided from a facility that especially touts education.
The Glenview Park District, being the manager of Wagner Farm, is directly accountable to the public for the actions of their employees and the standards by which they operate.
With Wagner Farm's upcoming Dairy Breakfast tomorrow, June 20, as well, the exploitation of dairy cows at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm is an especially timely pertinent issue.
Dairy cows are known to be the "most overworked mother on the planet".

*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
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)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Will To Live Not Unique To Humans


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


"Like the will to live, the ability to experience pleasure is also not unique to humans. Animals exploited for food also seek pleasure, from chickens who purr, to sheep who (literally) jump for joy, from cows who play ball, to pigs who prefer to sleep snuggled up to one another." -
See more at:

http://freefromharm.org/farm-animal-intelligence/the-sheep-who-jumps-for-joy-on-the-will-to-live-in-all-animals/#sthash.v7CZ9njq.tjdhOwUl.dpuf

http://freefromharm.org/farm-animal-intelligence/are-pigs-as-smart-as-dogs-and-does-it-really-matter/

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


If like their predecessors, these months-old 15 pigs and months-old 14 lambs, will soon be sold by the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H club to auction and slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair:

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:
Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
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)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dairy Is Not A Celebration For Cows

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



"The typical dairy cow endures this cycle of sexual violation and traumatic separation from her baby..."

- See more at: 

http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/the-sexual-violation-of-dairy-cows-14-step-process-of-artificial-insemination/

Dairy is to celebrate?

http://www.glenviewparks.org/event/dairy-breakfast/

Wagner Farm is a facility of the Glenview (IL) Park District:

http://www.glenviewparks.org/facilities-parks/wagner-farm/

*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

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)