Thursday, April 16, 2015

Compassion Available, Compassion Dismissed


Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web site of FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) on their link to Animal Rights / Vegan Blogs:
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Compassion Available, Compassion Dismissed
Why is the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm continuing to dismiss compassionate outcomes for their Glenview Clovers 4H animals which are available, and even collaborative efforts toward such outcomes have been consistently offered and requested - but denied?
From the Glenview Park District's (managers of Wagner Farm) own strategic plan:
Partnerships
"The District will proactively seek strategic partnerships to maximize the use of resources and benefit the community by developing positive working relationships with volunteers, businesses, local governments and community based organizations"
Based on the now continuous rejection of collaborative efforts with Wagner Farm Rescue Fund, the Glenview Park District seems to be either dismissing their own strategic plan partnerships section, or "picking and choosing" who they will work with by seemingly defining "positive working relationships" as working with those who already, or agree to, support unilateral and unquestioning lock-step park district management positions.
And, these positions of maximizing resources and benefiting the community apparently don't include those that would simply be compassion-based.
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*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
Two months old, and apparently already scheduled to die in less than four months due to the chosen program outcomes of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H.
An IL state 4H representative has already acknowledged that while sale to slaughter has been the culture of 4H, it is not an actual IL 4H requirement. Therefore, it is apparent that sale to slaughter is just a chosen, preferred outcome of Wagner Farm, where personnel has stated that they do not find the bolt-gunning of these animals in the head to be inhumane.
http://www.lcfair.com/livestock-auction/4576672481
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Fifteen new pig victims - a record number - have arrived at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm for their Glenview Clovers 4H 2015 season, who are undoubtedly - along with the fourteen new lambs who have also just arrived - already scheduled to be sold at auction and slaughter on Aug. 1st at the Lake County (IL) Fair, such as their Wagner Farm 4H project predecessors were.
Wagner Farm continues to reject collaborative efforts with Wagner Farm Rescue Fund for humane, sanctuary outcomes for these animals.
Many are also continuing to question the amount of time that taxpayer salaried Wagner Farm personnel are putting in, in the daily care of these animals who are being kept and exploited at the public Wagner Farm yet are "private" owned by the 4H children and their families.
The record number of pigs this year is being attributed by staff to more children participating. To note, the stall space that these pigs are in is the same as in prior years - is their idea to just simply fit more animals, who will only be growing, into the same amount of space? Past years' documentation already demonstrates the routine squealing, pushing, and biting at each other that these 4H pigs were doing as they all tried to eat simultaneously from the one main feeding station provided. What is going to happen now with even more growing pigs who are going to be trying to eat simultaneously?
Perhaps the increase in number of pigs can also be attributed to a desire by Wagner Farm to have "spare parts", just in case, due to the 4H pig and lamb injuries and deaths that have occurred at Wagner Farm in prior years before they could even be taken to auction and slaughter.
In the past, letters of complaint have also been received by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund, along with complaints made to the IL Dept of Ag, by visitors to Wagner Farm about treatment that was observed of these pigs by 4H children who were handling them, which was also witnessed by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund at separate occasions.
Gone..but never forgotten. Contact information for the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm is below.
"Like" and "Get Notifications" of our animal advocacy at Wagner Farm Rescue Fund
*The non-profit animal rescue, advocacy, and education organization Free from Harm, who has written numerous articles about Wagner Farm animal welfare issues, includes Wagner Farm in their "best case scenario" segment of their nationally presented series Food, Animals, & Popular Culture
http://freefromharm.org/tag/wagner-farm/
Wagner Farm is publicizes itself as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning." See what else they are involved in:
In these posts are just some of the many lamb and pig victims over the past five 4H project seasons of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their chosen Glenview Clovers 4H discompassionate programming outcomes, shortly before they were taken to the Lake County (IL) Fair and sold to auction for slaughter. Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H have sent 100+ animals to auction for slaughter since 2010 from this taxpayer funded facility, with ongoing systematic rejection of collaborative efforts with those they deem unsuitable to work with for any reason as part of their "camp" - notably the non-profit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund who has made numerous overtures to Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District for collaborative efforts - including offers of above market value payment for release of these animals to
sanctuary outcomes - which are being repeatedly rejected.
Cows who are "private" owned are brought to Wagner Farm for the summer are a part of this same programming; Wagner Farm personnel has said that they (unlike the lambs and pigs sold at auction for slaughter) are returned to these "private" owners after the Lake County Fair. When asked what happens to them, and to other "loaned" animals, after they are returned to "private" owners, Wagner Farm personnel has said that they don't know and don't "necessarily" have to.
This "return" to private owners, and how often this may be the case, is also in question. Wagner Farm personnel in the past, in response to a visitor to the farm who questioned where the young cows had gone to who had been there just recently, was heard saying that they had been "dumped" at auction with the lambs and pigs.
Why does a taxpayer purchased and funded public farm apparently have such a convoluted mix of "private" animals involved in their programming who go on to apparently unknown but surmised outcomes, undoubtedly including forced breeding, and ultimate or even immediate deaths, after their owners have had the apparent advantages of having their animals involved with a public funded facility?
Though Wagner Farm publicizes itself not only as a dairy, but as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County", Wagner Farm personnel have been heard telling visitors to their milking demonstrations that most of the milk is "dumped" because they don't have pasteurization equipment. The word "dumped" has now been heard used in several contexts.
Pigs who are brought in to Wagner Farm after the 4H pigs have been sent to auction and their deaths were described as being held there until Wagner Farm "can get rid of them" (before the arrival of yet another group of 4H pigs).
Wagner Farm's 4H club, in keeping with making Wagner Farm appear to be bucolic, has been known, unlike many other 4H clubs, to name their animals - yet even though that aspect of disconnect of not naming animals hasn't always been a factor, they still find it appropriate to send these animals to their deaths.
**2014 - Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H sold 14 lambs (plus one other lamb died at Wagner Farm in June) and 9 pigs to auction for slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair in July.
Wagner Farm has acknowledged that animals such as these, who they refer to as "market" animals (bred to be slaughtered and eaten) are slaughtered by being bolt-gunned to the head and they do not view this as inhumane - repeated detailed documentation of slaughter houses deaths that has been publicized globally demonstrates otherwise.
What about when they are "just" stunned and do not immediately die or are meant to immediately die - and additional attempts have to be made to kill them, including other kinds of attempts such as in the following video?
"Here is further proof that humane slaughter is based on utter deception and manipulation of consumer concerns over animal welfare, designed to make people feel better about eating animals so that they will continue to support violent and exploitative animal-using industries." - Free From Harm Staff Writers:
See more at: http://freefromharm.org/…/rare-footage-reveals-latest-hum…/…
An IL 4H state representative has already confirmed that sale to slaughter is not even a requirement of 4H state programming.
Sale to slaughter is apparently, based on comments by this representative and Wagner Farm management, just a preferred outcome at Wagner Farm while compassion - even at profit - is not.
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.
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/
*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 athttp://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)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Death Count Has Begun Again at Wagner Farm


Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web site of FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) on their link to Animal Rights / Vegan Blogs:
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
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video
Death count: 108 more days until sale at auction for slaughter?

Apparently so..and that would just add to the dozens of lambs and pigs already sold to their deaths via Wagner Farm and their chosen discompassionate 4H program outcomes.

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

The taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H have continued to reject collaborative efforts for humane placement of these animals.
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*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
Two months old, and apparently already scheduled to die in less than four months due to the chosen program outcomes of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H.
An IL state 4H representative has already acknowledged that while sale to slaughter has been the culture of 4H, it is not an actual IL 4H requirement. Therefore, it is apparent that sale to slaughter is just a chosen, preferred outcome of Wagner Farm, where personnel has stated that they do not find the bolt-gunning of these animals in the head to be inhumane.
Fifteen new pig victims - a record number - have arrived at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm for their Glenview Clovers 4H 2015 season, who are undoubtedly - along with the fourteen new lambs who have also just arrived - already scheduled to be sold at auction and slaughter on August 1st at the Lake County (IL) Fair, such as their Wagner Farm 4H project predecessors were.
Wagner Farm continues to reject collaborative efforts with Wagner Farm Rescue Fund for humane, sanctuary outcomes for these animals.
Many are also continuing to question the amount of time that taxpayer salaried Wagner Farm personnel are putting in, in the daily care of these animals who are being kept and exploited at the public Wagner Farm yet are "private" owned by the 4H children and their families.
The record number of pigs this year is being attributed by staff to more children participating. To note, the stall space that these pigs are in is the same as in prior years - is their idea to just simply fit more animals, who will only be growing, into the same amount of space? Past years' documentation already demonstrates the routine squealing, pushing, and biting at each other that these 4H pigs were doing as they all tried to eat simultaneously from the one main feeding station provided. What is going to happen now with even more growing pigs who are going to be trying to eat simultaneously?
Perhaps the increase in number of pigs can also be attributed to a desire by Wagner Farm to have "spare parts", just in case, due to the 4H pig and lamb injuries and deaths that have occurred at Wagner Farm in prior years before they could even be taken to auction and slaughter.
In the past, letters of complaint have also been received by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund, along with complaints made to the IL Dept of Ag, by visitors to Wagner Farm about treatment that was observed of these pigs by 4H children who were handling them, which was also witnessed by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund at separate occasions.
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Gone..but never forgotten. Contact information for the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm is below.
"Like" and "Get Notifications" of our animal advocacy at Wagner Farm Rescue Fund
*The non-profit animal rescue, advocacy, and education organization Free from Harm, who has written numerous articles about Wagner Farm animal welfare issues, includes Wagner Farm in their "best case scenario" segment of their nationally presented series Food, Animals, & Popular Culture
Wagner Farm is publicizes itself as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning." See what else they are involved in:
In these posts are just some of the many lamb and pig victims over the past five 4H project seasons of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their chosen Glenview Clovers 4H discompassionate programming outcomes, shortly before they were taken to the Lake County (IL) Fair and sold to auction for slaughter. Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H have sent 100+ animals to auction for slaughter since 2010 from this taxpayer funded facility, with ongoing systematic rejection of collaborative efforts with those they deem unsuitable to work with for any reason as part of their "camp" - notably the non-profit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund who has made numerous overtures to Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District for collaborative efforts - including offers of above market value payment for release of these animals to
sanctuary outcomes - which are being repeatedly rejected.
Cows who are "private" owned are brought to Wagner Farm for the summer are a part of this same programming; Wagner Farm personnel has said that they (unlike the lambs and pigs sold at auction for slaughter) are returned to these "private" owners after the Lake County Fair. When asked what happens to them, and to other "loaned" animals, after they are returned to "private" owners, Wagner Farm personnel has said that they don't know and don't "necessarily" have to.
This "return" to private owners, and how often this may be the case, is also in question. Wagner Farm personnel in the past, in response to a visitor to the farm who questioned where the young cows had gone to who had been there just recently, was heard saying that they had been "dumped" at auction with the lambs and pigs.
Why does a taxpayer purchased and funded public farm apparently have such a convoluted mix of "private" animals involved in their programming who go on to apparently unknown but surmised outcomes, undoubtedly including forced breeding, and ultimate or even immediate deaths, after their owners have had the apparent advantages of having their animals involved with a public funded facility?
Though Wagner Farm publicizes itself not only as a dairy, but as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County", Wagner Farm personnel have been heard telling visitors to their milking demonstrations that most of the milk is "dumped" because they don't have pasteurization equipment. The word "dumped" has now been heard used in several contexts.
Pigs who are brought in to Wagner Farm after the 4H pigs have been sent to auction and their deaths were described as being held there until Wagner Farm "can get rid of them" (before the arrival of yet another group of 4H pigs).
Wagner Farm's 4H club, in keeping with making Wagner Farm appear to be bucolic, has been known, unlike many other 4H clubs, to name their animals - yet even though that aspect of disconnect of not naming animals hasn't always been a factor, they still find it appropriate to send these animals to their deaths.
**2014 - Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H sold 14 lambs (plus one other lamb died at Wagner Farm in June) and 9 pigs to auction for slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair in July.
Wagner Farm has acknowledged that animals such as these, who they refer to as "market" animals (bred to be slaughtered and eaten) are slaughtered by being bolt-gunned to the head and they do not view this as inhumane - repeated detailed documentation of slaughter houses deaths that has been publicized globally demonstrates otherwise.
What about when they are "just" stunned and do not immediately die or are meant to immediately die - and additional attempts have to be made to kill them, including other kinds of attempts such as in the following video?
"Here is further proof that humane slaughter is based on utter deception and manipulation of consumer concerns over animal welfare, designed to make people feel better about eating animals so that they will continue to support violent and exploitative animal-using industries." - Free From Harm Staff Writers:
An IL 4H state representative has already confirmed that sale to slaughter is not even a requirement of 4H state programming.
Sale to slaughter is apparently, based on comments by this representative and Wagner Farm management, just a preferred outcome at Wagner Farm while compassion - even at profit - is not.
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.
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:
*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form athttp://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)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Humane Slaughter Violations Are Routine"



Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web site of FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) on their link to Animal Rights / Vegan Blogs:
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
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"Humane slaughter violations are routine, as the speed of slaughter makes consistently effective stunning-wand application and throat slitting especially difficult to achieve. Pigs are often bled out while regaining consciousness or even while fully conscious." - James McWilliams
*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
Two months old, and apparently already scheduled to die in less than four months due to the chosen program outcomes of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H.
A Wagner Farm staff member has already stated that their 4H lambs will be arriving at Wagner Farm as well.
An IL state 4H representative has already acknowledged that while sale to slaughter has been the culture of 4H, it is not an actual IL 4H requirement. Therefore, it is apparent that sale to slaughter is just a chosen, preferred outcome of Wagner Farm, where personnel has stated that they do not find the bolt-gunning of these animals in the head to be inhumane.
Fifteen new pig victims - a record number - have arrived at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm for their Glenview Clovers 4H 2015 season, who are undoubtedly - along with the fourteen new lambs who have also just arrived - already scheduled to be sold at auction and slaughter in July at the Lake County (IL) Fair, such as their Wagner Farm 4H project predecessors were.
Wagner Farm continues to reject collaborative efforts with Wagner Farm Rescue Fund for humane, sanctuary outcomes for these animals.
Many are also continuing to question the amount of time that taxpayer salaried Wagner Farm personnel are putting in, in the daily care of these animals who are being kept and exploited at the public Wagner Farm yet are "private" owned by the 4H children and their families.
The record number of pigs this year is being attributed by staff to more children participating. To note, the stall space that these pigs are in is the same as in prior years - is their idea to just simply fit more animals, who will only be growing, into the same amount of space? Past years' documentation already demonstrates the routine squealing, pushing, and biting at each other that these 4H pigs were doing as they all tried to eat simultaneously from the one main feeding station provided. What is going to happen now with even more growing pigs who are going to be trying to eat simultaneously?
Perhaps the increase in number of pigs can also be attributed to a desire by Wagner Farm to have "spare parts", just in case, due to the 4H pig and lamb injuries and deaths that have occurred at Wagner Farm in prior years before they could even be taken to auction and slaughter.
In the past, letters of complaint have also been received by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund, along with complaints made to the IL Dept of Ag, by visitors to Wagner Farm about treatment that was observed of these pigs by 4H children who were handling them, which was also witnessed by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund at separate occasions.
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Gone..but never forgotten. Contact information for the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm is below.
"Like" and "Get Notifications" of our animal advocacy at Wagner Farm Rescue Fund
*The non-profit animal rescue, advocacy, and education organization Free from Harm, who has written numerous articles about Wagner Farm animal welfare issues, includes Wagner Farm in their "best case scenario" segment of their nationally presented series Food, Animals, & Popular Culture
Wagner Farm is publicizes itself as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning." See what else they are involved in:
In these posts are just some of the many lamb and pig victims over the past five 4H project seasons of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their chosen Glenview Clovers 4H discompassionate programming outcomes, shortly before they were taken to the Lake County (IL) Fair and sold to auction for slaughter. Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H have sent 100+ animals to auction for slaughter since 2010 from this taxpayer funded facility, with ongoing systematic rejection of collaborative efforts with those they deem unsuitable to work with for any reason as part of their "camp" - notably the non-profit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund who has made numerous overtures to Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District for collaborative efforts - including offers of above market value payment for release of these animals to
sanctuary outcomes - which are being repeatedly rejected.
Cows who are "private" owned are brought to Wagner Farm for the summer are a part of this same programming; Wagner Farm personnel has said that they (unlike the lambs and pigs sold at auction for slaughter) are returned to these "private" owners after the Lake County Fair. When asked what happens to them, and to other "loaned" animals, after they are returned to "private" owners, Wagner Farm personnel has said that they don't know and don't "necessarily" have to.
This "return" to private owners, and how often this may be the case, is also in question. Wagner Farm personnel in the past, in response to a visitor to the farm who questioned where the young cows had gone to who had been there just recently, was heard saying that they had been "dumped" at auction with the lambs and pigs.
Why does a taxpayer purchased and funded public farm apparently have such a convoluted mix of "private" animals involved in their programming who go on to apparently unknown but surmised outcomes, undoubtedly including forced breeding, and ultimate or even immediate deaths, after their owners have had the apparent advantages of having their animals involved with a public funded facility?
Though Wagner Farm publicizes itself not only as a dairy, but as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County", Wagner Farm personnel have been heard telling visitors to their milking demonstrations that most of the milk is "dumped" because they don't have pasteurization equipment. The word "dumped" has now been heard used in several contexts.
Pigs who are brought in to Wagner Farm after the 4H pigs have been sent to auction and their deaths were described as being held there until Wagner Farm "can get rid of them" (before the arrival of yet another group of 4H pigs).
Wagner Farm's 4H club, in keeping with making Wagner Farm appear to be bucolic, has been known, unlike many other 4H clubs, to name their animals - yet even though that aspect of disconnect of not naming animals hasn't always been a factor, they still find it appropriate to send these animals to their deaths.
**2014 - Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H sold 14 lambs (plus one other lamb died at Wagner Farm in June) and 9 pigs to auction for slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair in July.
Wagner Farm has acknowledged that animals such as these, who they refer to as "market" animals (bred to be slaughtered and eaten) are slaughtered by being bolt-gunned to the head and they do not view this as inhumane - repeated detailed documentation of slaughter houses deaths that has been publicized globally demonstrates otherwise.
What about when they are "just" stunned and do not immediately die or are meant to immediately die - and additional attempts have to be made to kill them, including other kinds of attempts such as in the following video?
"Here is further proof that humane slaughter is based on utter deception and manipulation of consumer concerns over animal welfare, designed to make people feel better about eating animals so that they will continue to support violent and exploitative animal-using industries." - Free From Harm Staff Writers:
An IL 4H state representative has already confirmed that sale to slaughter is not even a requirement of 4H state programming.
Sale to slaughter is apparently, based on comments by this representative and Wagner Farm management, just a preferred outcome at Wagner Farm while compassion - even at profit - is not.
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.
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:
*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form athttp://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)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Responsibility of Children For Their 4H Animals Condemned to Auction and Slaughter

"We know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them - exploiting animals in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the name of food" - Cesar Chavez
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Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web site of FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) on their link to Animal Rights / Vegan Blogs:
http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
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A salient issue regarding 4H is how some 4H clubs seem to emphasize and perpetuate the most violent and controversial of outcomes, even when actual 4H requirements allow otherwise.
When it comes to the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H, it appears that there are even more issues in regard to just routine care of their animals than has already been noted:
**I'll feed them (the 4H animals) if no one has come in by 10 (AM). Sometimes the kids don't show up - a staff member from the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm explaining the staff intervention of taxpayer salaried personnel in giving feed and water to the 4H lambs and pigs "private" owned by these children and their families**
Until June, 4H child participants are mainly in school on weekday mornings. Apparently, there seems to be ongoing issues with at least some of the participating children not always showing up reliably and in a timely manner to care for their project animals on weekends as well.
Most of these children aren't of driving age - many note that it is not only the responsibility of their adults to see that they consistently get to the farm in a timely manner to feed and water their animals, but the responsibility of a public facility to insist that their program participants do so rather than rely on taxpayer salaried personnel to take over as they are on site and "available".
Wagner Farm promotes itself as an actual working farm. Is that how any kind of daily animal care at an actual working farm is run? Or, in a case of a public farm, how many "courtesies" are being given to "private" animal owners thanks to the convenience of having taxpayer salaried personnel available to "supplement"?
How much responsibility for these 4H animals do most of these participating children feel that they have to begin with - especially since they know these animals will be sold at auction for slaughter in just a few months anyway? What kind of respect for animals are children taught when the message they're essentially given is that animals are for their use as they choose, and then disposable?
As one recent Glenview Clovers 4H child had cheerfully told visitors to Wagner Farm in regard to a lame lamb (who appeared to have been injured at Wagner Farm) - "His leg will never heal. He can't be shown (at the Lake County Fair). He'll always limp. But, he'll be dead soon anyway so it won't matter".
Why is Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H consistently refusing collaborative efforts with the nonprofit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund for humane outcomes for their animals?
Even an IL 4H state representative has acknowledged that sale to slaughter is not an IL 4H requirement.
Why then is Wagner Farm choosing slaughter outcomes, and bringing in even more animals who will be sold to these violent deaths?
As an increasing amount of people are noting, the issue seems to be not only the character that comprises 4H but that comprises Wagner Farm programming and personnel as well.
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Fifteen new pig victims - a record number - have arrived at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm for their Glenview Clovers 4H 2015 season, who are undoubtedly - along with the fourteen newly arrived lambs - already scheduled to be sold at auction and slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair, this year on August 1st, such as their Wagner Farm 4H project predecessors were.
Wagner Farm continues to reject collaborative efforts with Wagner Farm Rescue Fund for humane, sanctuary outcomes for these animals.
Many are also continuing to question the amount of time that taxpayer salaried Wagner Farm personnel are putting in, in the daily care of these animals who are being kept and exploited at the public Wagner Farm yet are "private" owned by the 4H children and their families.
The record number of pigs this year is being attributed by staff to more children participating. To note, the stall space that these pigs are in is the same as in prior years - is their idea to just simply fit more animals, who will only be growing, into the same amount of space? Past years' documentation already demonstrates the routine squealing, pushing, and biting at each other that these 4H pigs were doing as they all tried to eat simultaneously from the one main feeding station provided. What is going to happen now with even more growing pigs who are going to be trying to eat simultaneously?
Perhaps the increase in number of pigs can also be attributed to a desire by Wagner Farm to have "spare parts", just in case, due to the 4H pig and lamb injuries and deaths that have occurred at Wagner Farm in prior years before they could even be taken to auction and slaughter.
In the past, letters of complaint have also been received by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund, along with complaints made to the IL Dept of Ag, by visitors to Wagner Farm about treatment that was observed of these pigs by 4H children who were handling them, which was also witnessed by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund at separate occasions.
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Gone..but never forgotten. Contact information for the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm is below.
"Like" and "Get Notifications" of our animal advocacy at Wagner Farm Rescue Fund
*The non-profit animal rescue, advocacy, and education organization Free from Harm, who has written numerous articles about Wagner Farm animal welfare issues, includes Wagner Farm in their "best case scenario" segment of their nationally presented series Food, Animals, & Popular Culture
Wagner Farm is publicizes itself as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning." See what else they are involved in:
In these posts are just some of the many lamb and pig victims over the past five 4H project seasons of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their chosen Glenview Clovers 4H discompassionate programming outcomes, shortly before they were taken to the Lake County (IL) Fair and sold to auction for slaughter. Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H have sent 100+ animals to auction for slaughter since 2010 from this taxpayer funded facility, with ongoing systematic rejection of collaborative efforts with those they deem unsuitable to work with for any reason as part of their "camp" - notably the non-profit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund who has made numerous overtures to Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District for collaborative efforts - including offers of above market value payment for release of these animals to
sanctuary outcomes - which are being repeatedly rejected.
Cows who are "private" owned are brought to Wagner Farm for the summer are a part of this same programming; Wagner Farm personnel has said that they (unlike the lambs and pigs sold at auction for slaughter) are returned to these "private" owners after the Lake County Fair. When asked what happens to them, and to other "loaned" animals, after they are returned to "private" owners, Wagner Farm personnel has said that they don't know and don't "necessarily" have to.
This "return" to private owners, and how often this may be the case, is also in question. Wagner Farm personnel in the past, in response to a visitor to the farm who questioned where the young cows had gone to who had been there just recently, was heard saying that they had been "dumped" at auction with the lambs and pigs.
Why does a taxpayer purchased and funded public farm apparently have such a convoluted mix of "private" animals involved in their programming who go on to apparently unknown but surmised outcomes, undoubtedly including forced breeding, and ultimate or even immediate deaths, after their owners have had the apparent advantages of having their animals involved with a public funded facility?
Though Wagner Farm publicizes itself not only as a dairy, but as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County", Wagner Farm personnel have been heard telling visitors to their milking demonstrations that most of the milk is "dumped" because they don't have pasteurization equipment. The word "dumped" has now been heard used in several contexts.
Pigs who are brought in to Wagner Farm after the 4H pigs have been sent to auction and their deaths were described as being held there until Wagner Farm "can get rid of them" (before the arrival of yet another group of 4H pigs).
Wagner Farm's 4H club, in keeping with making Wagner Farm appear to be bucolic, has been known, unlike many other 4H clubs, to name their animals - yet even though that aspect of disconnect of not naming animals hasn't always been a factor, they still find it appropriate to send these animals to their deaths.
**2014 - Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H sold 14 lambs (plus one other lamb died at Wagner Farm in June) and 9 pigs to auction for slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair in July.
Wagner Farm has acknowledged that animals such as these, who they refer to as "market" animals (bred to be slaughtered and eaten) are slaughtered by being bolt-gunned to the head and they do not view this as inhumane - repeated detailed documentation of slaughter houses deaths that has been publicized globally demonstrates otherwise.
What about when they are "just" stunned and do not immediately die or are meant to immediately die - and additional attempts have to be made to kill them, including other kinds of attempts such as in the following video?
"Here is further proof that humane slaughter is based on utter deception and manipulation of consumer concerns over animal welfare, designed to make people feel better about eating animals so that they will continue to support violent and exploitative animal-using industries." - Free From Harm Staff Writers:
An IL 4H state representative has already confirmed that sale to slaughter is not even a requirement of 4H state programming.
Sale to slaughter is apparently, based on comments by this representative and Wagner Farm management, just a preferred outcome at Wagner Farm while compassion - even at profit - is not.
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.
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:
*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form athttp://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)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Numbered Like Merchandise


Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web site of FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) on their link to Animal Rights / Vegan Blogs:

http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm

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Numbered like merchandise..the 2015 lamb and pig victims of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm
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*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
Two months old, and apparently already scheduled to die in less than four months due to the chosen program outcomes of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H.
An IL state 4H representative has already acknowledged that while sale to slaughter has been the culture of 4H, it is not an actual IL 4H requirement. Therefore, it is apparent that sale to slaughter is just a chosen, preferred outcome of Wagner Farm, where personnel has stated that they do not find the bolt-gunning of these animals in the head to be inhumane.
Fifteen new pig victims - a record number - have arrived at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm for their Glenview Clovers 4H 2015 season, who are undoubtedly - along with the fourteen newly arrived lambs - already scheduled to be sold at auction and slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair, this year on August 1st, such as their Wagner Farm 4H project predecessors were.
Wagner Farm continues to reject collaborative efforts with Wagner Farm Rescue Fund for humane, sanctuary outcomes for these animals.
Many are also continuing to question the amount of time that taxpayer salaried Wagner Farm personnel are putting in, in the daily care of these animals who are being kept and exploited at the public Wagner Farm yet are "private" owned by the 4H children and their families.
The record number of pigs this year is being attributed by staff to more children participating. To note, the stall space that these pigs are in is the same as in prior years - is their idea to just simply fit more animals, who will only be growing, into the same amount of space? Past years' documentation already demonstrates the routine squealing, pushing, and biting at each other that these 4H pigs were doing as they all tried to eat simultaneously from the one main feeding station provided. What is going to happen now with even more growing pigs who are going to be trying to eat simultaneously?
Perhaps the increase in number of pigs can also be attributed to a desire by Wagner Farm to have "spare parts", just in case, due to the 4H pig and lamb injuries and deaths that have occurred at Wagner Farm in prior years before they could even be taken to auction and slaughter.
In the past, letters of complaint have also been received by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund, along with complaints made to the IL Dept of Ag, by visitors to Wagner Farm about treatment that was observed of these pigs by 4H children who were handling them, which was also witnessed by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund at separate occasions.
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Gone..but never forgotten. Contact information for the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm is below.
"Like" and "Get Notifications" of our animal advocacy at Wagner Farm Rescue Fund
*The non-profit animal rescue, advocacy, and education organization Free from Harm, who has written numerous articles about Wagner Farm animal welfare issues, includes Wagner Farm in their "best case scenario" segment of their nationally presented series Food, Animals, & Popular Culture
Wagner Farm is publicizes itself as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning." See what else they are involved in:
In these posts are just some of the many lamb and pig victims over the past five 4H project seasons of the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm and their chosen Glenview Clovers 4H discompassionate programming outcomes, shortly before they were taken to the Lake County (IL) Fair and sold to auction for slaughter. Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H have sent 100+ animals to auction for slaughter since 2010 from this taxpayer funded facility, with ongoing systematic rejection of collaborative efforts with those they deem unsuitable to work with for any reason as part of their "camp" - notably the non-profit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund who has made numerous overtures to Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District for collaborative efforts - including offers of above market value payment for release of these animals to
sanctuary outcomes - which are being repeatedly rejected.
Cows who are "private" owned are brought to Wagner Farm for the summer are a part of this same programming; Wagner Farm personnel has said that they (unlike the lambs and pigs sold at auction for slaughter) are returned to these "private" owners after the Lake County Fair. When asked what happens to them, and to other "loaned" animals, after they are returned to "private" owners, Wagner Farm personnel has said that they don't know and don't "necessarily" have to.
This "return" to private owners, and how often this may be the case, is also in question. Wagner Farm personnel in the past, in response to a visitor to the farm who questioned where the young cows had gone to who had been there just recently, was heard saying that they had been "dumped" at auction with the lambs and pigs.
Why does a taxpayer purchased and funded public farm apparently have such a convoluted mix of "private" animals involved in their programming who go on to apparently unknown but surmised outcomes, undoubtedly including forced breeding, and ultimate or even immediate deaths, after their owners have had the apparent advantages of having their animals involved with a public funded facility?
Though Wagner Farm publicizes itself not only as a dairy, but as "one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County", Wagner Farm personnel have been heard telling visitors to their milking demonstrations that most of the milk is "dumped" because they don't have pasteurization equipment. The word "dumped" has now been heard used in several contexts.
Pigs who are brought in to Wagner Farm after the 4H pigs have been sent to auction and their deaths were described as being held there until Wagner Farm "can get rid of them" (before the arrival of yet another group of 4H pigs).
Wagner Farm's 4H club, in keeping with making Wagner Farm appear to be bucolic, has been known, unlike many other 4H clubs, to name their animals - yet even though that aspect of disconnect of not naming animals hasn't always been a factor, they still find it appropriate to send these animals to their deaths.
**2014 - Wagner Farm and their Glenview Clovers 4H sold 14 lambs (plus one other lamb died at Wagner Farm in June) and 9 pigs to auction for slaughter at the Lake County (IL) Fair in July.
Wagner Farm has acknowledged that animals such as these, who they refer to as "market" animals (bred to be slaughtered and eaten) are slaughtered by being bolt-gunned to the head and they do not view this as inhumane - repeated detailed documentation of slaughter houses deaths that has been publicized globally demonstrates otherwise.
What about when they are "just" stunned and do not immediately die or are meant to immediately die - and additional attempts have to be made to kill them, including other kinds of attempts such as in the following video?
"Here is further proof that humane slaughter is based on utter deception and manipulation of consumer concerns over animal welfare, designed to make people feel better about eating animals so that they will continue to support violent and exploitative animal-using industries." - Free From Harm Staff Writers:
An IL 4H state representative has already confirmed that sale to slaughter is not even a requirement of 4H state programming.
Sale to slaughter is apparently, based on comments by this representative and Wagner Farm management, just a preferred outcome at Wagner Farm while compassion - even at profit - is not.
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.
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:
*Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form athttp://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)