Thursday, February 16, 2017

Euphemisms and Evasion

Euphemisms and evasion..
'They went to market' and 'we contributed to the food chain'
This is what one of the management personnel at the public funded Wagner Farm told Wagner Farm Rescue Fund when we inquired today about the whereabouts of these pigs who Wagner Farm acknowledged were owned by a farmer (and therefore apparently another private party with interests in conjunction with the public funded Wagner Farm).

video

Why is Wagner Farm making arrangements with apparent private parties to drive their animals elsewhere for slaughter purposes? They had announced last year that on January 6, they had also done the same with participating in the moving of pigs from Wagner Farm on behalf of their owner so that they could be sold to 'market'.


These pigs had been brought to Wagner Farm at the end of last summer, shortly after Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4-H club had sold their 2016 pig and lamb project victims to auction.


Comments such as 'went to market' and 'we contributed to the food chain' is why Wagner Farm is deemed by many as excelling in numerous ways of evasion.

Why doesn't Wagner Farm just directly state 'slaughter' rather than 'market' and 'sent these animals to be killed to be eaten' rather than 'we contributed to the food chain'? Is it because these 'niceties' if used often enough may help to shield at least some of the general public from the numerous violent outcome realities of Wagner Farm's animal agriculture supporting programming?

What happened to the pigs between the time that they arrived at 'market' and were 'contributed to the food chain'? How were they treated? Did they have any food or water?
In regard to animals at Wagner Farm, one of their representatives was heard telling an inquiring visitor last year that these animals are just "exhibits" and it's not Wagner Farm's responsibility what happens to them once they leave Wagner Farm.
Does that actually represent Wagner Farm perspective and policies, and if not, why was personnel representing the farm conveying that to the public?
With numerous aspects of Wagner Farm programming resulting in the killing of animals, even though and especially because these killings are off-site at the hands of others, many find that such a dismissal of responsibility for animals who have been a part of Wagner Farm programming to actually be a valid reflection of Wagner Farm attitudes and policies.
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Please read an expose of Wagner Farm in Glenview, IL in Robert Grillo's book "Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal Consuming Culture
Please read more exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
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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 link to Animal Rights Organizations
 
FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their link to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs
 
Food for Thought - A Program of Animal Place
in their link to Animal Protection Organizations Endorsements

Friday, December 9, 2016

Provide Self-Access to Shelter for Animals

To many, the public funded Wagner Farm needs to leave a barn door open during the day so that these cows can have self in-and-out access to the barn and some shelter should they choose that they need it, since at least currently there is still no pasture run-in shelter for either the cows - or the horses in another pasture - and there is a long Chicago area winter ahead of us which will undoubtedly also bring issues of even more extreme cold as well as snow.
Numerous times throughout the years, Wagner Farm Rescue Fund has also received specific weather related complaints from the general public, concerned about seeing Wagner Farm animals in the pasture with no access to covered shelter unless manually put into the barn by personnel. Once such complaint was received as recently as yesterday morning when the cows were observed very early in the morning in the pasture and appearing to have been outside all Wednesday night despite temperatures which were still only in the teens by morning. Their being outside all night was later confirmed by staff.
As can be seen from the photo today, only the top half of the barn door leading to their access area is seen open so the cows aren't able to wander in and out, even during the day.
This morning, one of the elderly cows at Wagner Farm was observed just standing outside of the barn for an extended period of time, seemingly wanting to get back inside for at least a little while and get out of the cold and wind.

This same cow was acknowledged by staff yesterday as having arthritis issues and needing to be put into the barn yesterday morning for a period of time due to issues from this arthritis, which leads to the question as to whether her arthritic symptoms could have been exacerbated by her having been left outside in the pasture overnight on Wednesday night with temperatures still only in the teens the following morning.
(This photo shows this same cow laying in the pasture early Thursday morning shortly after being observed by a concerned member of the public, after having been left in the pasture Wednesday night with an even older cow next to her).

While these cows were then observed late Thursday before facility closing having been put into the barn by personnel, many agree that all these animals are also in need of daytime self-access to shelter, and especially a cow who is not only elderly but is acknowledged to suffer from a chronic condition often exacerbated by cold.
To many, until pasture run-in shelter for the cows and the horses is built (which has been repeatedly requested by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund but has yet to be built), Wagner Farm could provide self-choice for at least the cows to daytime access to the barn itself to get out of the cold and wind periodically during the day, and then put into the barn for the night.
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.
Please also see an expose of Wagner Farm included in the new book by Robert Grillo:
Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture

https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Fable-Fictions-Animal-Consuming-Culture/dp/1940184347



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 link to Animal Rights Organizations

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

Food for Thought - A Program of Animal Place
in their link to Animal Protection Organizations Endorsements

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wagner Farm: Animal-Consuming Culture Exposed In New Book

Honoring:
World Vegan Month - all of November


PLEASE SHARE AND BE A PART OF BRINGING Robert Grillo's PHENOMENAL NEW BOOK TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!

"Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture" by Robert Grillo

Robert Grillo has included an expose of the public funded Wagner Farm in Glenview, IL and its animal agriculture supporting programming and events in his new book "Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture" 

(See animal protection & rescue organization Wagner Farm Rescue Fund who bears witness at Wagner Farm).
www.WagnerFarmRescueFund.blogspot.com


(memes are that of Wagner Farm Rescue Fund)



Robert Grillo's new book is the subject of a contributor piece in such publications as the Huffington Post and Psychology Today:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/farm-to-fable-examining-the-culture-of-animal-consumption_us_58133978e4b09b190529c322

Available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Fable-Fictions-Animal-Consuming-Culture/dp/1940184347/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477940885&sr=8-1&keywords=farm+to+fable



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 link to Animal Rights Organizations

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

Food for Thought - A Program of Animal Place
in their link to Animal Protection Organizations Endorsements


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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Renouncing Animal Exploitation

"Novelist and slaughterhouse journalist Upton Sinclair once wrote, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” But while it may be difficult, it is not impossible. The following profiles are hope-filled proof that even those who stand to lose most by renouncing animal exploitation are frequently brave enough, and caring enough, to do so."

“Think about it: virtually every atrocity in the history of humankind was enabled by a populace that turned away from a reality that seemed too painful to face, while virtually every revolution for peace and justice has been made possibly by a group of people who chose to bear witness and demanded that others bear witness as well.”
― Melanie Joy, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others

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

Please read www.WagnerFarmRescueFund.blogspot.com for related animal welfare and protection information. 


video

The pigs in this video are the current "replacement parts" pigs at the public funded Wagner Farm, Glenview, IL. For more information about them and the Glenview Clovers 4-H pigs and lambs and the sale to slaughter programming outcomes stemming from the Glenview Park District's Wagner Farm:

http://wagnerfarmrescuefund.blogspot.com/2016/09/replacement-parts-pigs-have-arrived.html

http://wagnerfarmrescuefund.blogspot.com/2016/08/im-not-guy-who-does-that.html


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 link to Animal Rights Organizations

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

Food for Thought - A Program of Animal Place
in their link to Animal Protection Organizations Endorsements

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

Friday, October 14, 2016

Conscious Decisions Needed To Show Mercy

"Animals who are destined for an abbreviated life that ends in a violent death now called to my conscience and required me to show up, and where I could, show what little bit of mercy I can. Since I have made this conscious decision to show mercy, my life has been blessed a million, million times over and I have found a deep peace. So no, in my experience, there is no such thing as humane animal products, humane farming practices, humane transport, or humane slaughter." - Harold Brown, former beef farmer viawww.HumaneMyth.org
For more about the "replacement parts" pigs, other pigs and lambs victimized by other programming at the public funded Wagner Farm, and other animal welfare issues at Wagner Farm, please see:

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For more about the "replacement parts" pigs, other pigs and lambs victimized by other programming at the public funded Wagner Farm, and other animal welfare issues at Wagner Farm, please see:
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 link to Animal Rights Organizations

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

Food for Thought - A Program of Animal Place
in their link to Animal Protection Organizations Endorsements

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pacification And Absolution Through So-Called "Humane" Products

"In the last few years, people have started to say things like, “Oh, but I buy free-range eggs!” or “My meat isn’t from a factory farm, my meat is local.” It’s almost as if all concern about the treatment of animals has been pacified by these new and improved “alternative” animal products. By purchasing these “humane” products people feel absolved from the cruelty inherent in the animal agriculture industry. They feel that there is an alternative now at the farmer’s markets and in the “slow food” movement and if they just pay a little extra money, they can “have their meat and eat it too.” Consumers are being lulled into a complacency where they think the animals are now happy and this new way of farming is actually beneficial to the environment. They have been led to believe that all is well in the mythical world of humane animal agriculture; and that is exactly what the producers of these products want them to believe." - Hope Bohanec

For more about the "replacement parts" pigs, other pigs and lambs victimized by other programming at the public funded Wagner Farm, and other animal welfare issues at Wagner Farm, please see:
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 link to Animal Rights Organizations

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

Food for Thought - A Program of Animal Place
in their link to Animal Protection Organizations Endorsements

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Atrocities Enabled By Turning Away From Painful Realities

“Think about it: virtually every atrocity in the history of humankind was enabled by a populace that turned away from a reality that seemed too painful to face, while virtually every revolution for peace and justice has been made possibly by a group of people who chose to bear witness and demanded that others bear witness as well.”
― Melanie Joy, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others

For more about the "replacement parts" pigs, other pigs and lambs victimized by other programming at the public funded Wagner Farm, and other animal welfare issues at Wagner Farm, please see:

www.WagnerFarmRescueFund.blogspot.com


video


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 link to Animal Rights Organizations

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

Food for Thought - A Program of Animal Place
in their link to Animal Protection Organizations Endorsements

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