Thursday, April 28, 2016

Living Beings, Not "Politics"

To many, it is telling in general when proponents of meat consumption themselves bring up the subject of meat-based food but when simply asked as to other means of providing food - such as plant-based - suddenly conversation is then halted due to claims from the meat-eaters that the conversation has become one of an "argument" or one of "politics".
The pigs in this video are some of the new ones just arrived at Wagner Farm.

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To note what has happened to previous pigs (and lambs) from Wagner Farm in prior years as part of their Glenview Clovers 4-H programming, including last year:

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

Also to note are the still unanswered questions surrounding the recent death of the Wagner Farm rooster:

Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
http://james-mcwilliams.com/?
s=wagner+farm&amp%3Bx=8&amp%3B

For signing and sharing:

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215
Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org
Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org
Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org

Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:


All-Creatures.org

http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html

in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)

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

in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net

http://worldanimal.net

in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations 


Monday, April 25, 2016

More Pigs At Wagner Farm..To Meet The Same Fate As Their Predecessors?

There are many ongoing questions and concerns about the animal-related programming and policies at the public funded Wagner Farm, including the recent death of their rooster.
There are now newly arrived pigs joining the recently arrived lambs.

video

To note what has happened to previous lambs and pigs from Wagner Farm in prior years as part of their Glenview Clovers 4-H programming, including last year:

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

Also to note are the still unanswered questions surrounding the recent death of the Wagner Farm rooster:

Please see the exposes of Wagner Farm by Robert Grillo / Free from Harm and national journalist James McWilliams:
http://james-mcwilliams.com/?
s=wagner+farm&amp%3Bx=8&amp%3B

For signing and sharing:

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215
Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org
Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org
Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org

Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:


All-Creatures.org


http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html


in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)




in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net


http://worldanimal.net


in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Neck Reported As Twisted - Wagner Farm Rooster

Wagner Farm Rooster Reported as "Euthanized" Via Neck Twisting

What Happened to the Wagner Farm Rooster?

Why was a leg injury supposedly reported to senior management personnel on a Saturday morning, with a visit by a veterinarian then stated as being declined and euthanasia supposedly recommended by the veterinarian via telephone - but reported as not being done until Sunday night?

This most recent situation involving questions of animal welfare at Wagner Farm began on the morning of April 8 when Wagner Farm Rescue Fund could not find the rooster in either the chicken house or chicken yard. Questioning of personnel determined that the rooster was in a cat carrying case in the supply room of the chicken house for "programming" reasons. The rooster was then observed in the cat carrying case (photos 1 and 2), struggling inside the carrier while apparently trying to get footing in the carrying case. Senior management personnel later acknowledged on April 11 that the rooster had been put into the carrying case because he had been giving programmers (tour guides) a hard time (these hard times supposedly being routine).


These hard times was seemingly in reference to what has been periodically observed - "programmers" going into the chicken house and apparently picking up hens so that program attendees can see the body parts of a hen that are used for food consumption closer up.
It would be of no surprise to many that a rooster, who is usually a protector of hens by nature, could become agitated by seeing hens under his protection being handled, and perhaps even more so in the often noisy presence of tour groups with young children.

Upon arrival at the public funded Wagner Farm on April 11, personnel of the nonprofit Wagner Farm Rescue Fund again did not see the rooster in either the chicken house or the chicken yard and questioned Wagner Farm personnel as to the whereabouts of the rooster. The April 8 situation involving the rooster had caused great concern to Wagner Farm Rescue Fund as to the rooster's welfare at that time, and his again not being sighted was of continuing concern.
Upon questioning, the rooster was then reported to Wagner Farm Rescue Fund personnel by a Wagner Farm senior management employee as having been euthanized the night before due to a broken leg.

The following is what was then reported as to the sequence of events: personnel had found the rooster the morning of April 9 with one of his legs extended backwards and that he wasn't putting weight on the leg. It was then reported that a veterinarian had been called who surmised by telephone with information provided by Wagner Farm that a broken leg had occurred. It was stated that the veterinarian offered to come to Wagner Farm but that Wagner Farm personnel declined the offer. Personnel then stated that they followed his (alluding to the veterinarian) direction (apparently meaning as to how to euthanize the rooster).

Upon Wagner Farm Rescue Fund conferring with a national farm animal protection organization, numerous questions were brought up by this protection organization that Wagner Farm Rescue Fund subsequently attempted to get answers to but was basically unsuccessful when Wagner Farm senior management personnel refused to further elaborate - especially when questioned as to when the veterinarian was actually called - other than to state that the rooster was euthanized by having his neck twisted.

Here are additional questions that have brought up by the national farm animal protection organization and members of the general public that numerous people are expecting answers to:
1) How did Wagner Farm personnel and a veterinarian supposedly determine the leg to actually be broken only by description but no actual medical examination by a veterinarian?
2) Personnel supposedly alerted senior management personnel on a Saturday morning as to the rooster having a medical crisis. When was the vet actually called? Personnel has refused thus far to actually answer that question.
3) Why was the offer of the veterinarian - who would be expected to be licensed to perform euthanasia by injection - to come to Wagner Farm declined? Perhaps an actual veterinary visit might have found the rooster's leg not to actually be broken, or if so, to be repairable. To note, perhaps coincidentally, Wagner Farm's Baconfest was that evening, raising additional questions as to could staff have been busy with event preparations.
4) Senior management personnel noted to Wagner Farm Rescue Fund that the rooster had been given feed and water (alluding to between "diagnosis" and euthanasia). However, there was no noting to Wagner Farm Rescue Fund of any pain management. If the rooster had been surmised with having a broken leg, wouldn't many surmise that he was in pain? Was any pain medication ever administered?
5) Why would a public funded facility, such as Wagner Farm is, decline (as noted) a visit by a veterinarian who could have possibly made a more informed diagnosis via an actual medical check and provide euthanasia if then determined as necessary, and via injection (possible in our modern times of the year 2016) rather than neck twisting?
6) What was done with the rooster's body?

The rooster was noted by Wagner Farm personnel as having arrived at Wagner Farm in the same shipment as the hens in approximately 2010 or 2011 and that they and/or the veterinarian deemed him as old. Due to other general information available as to the life span of numerous breeds of roosters and of his specific breed, there are also questions as to what is actually deemed as being old.
As the rooster was both noted and observed to have been put in a cat carrier due to his giving programmers a hard time, questions have been raised as to any possible injury he could have suffered from being transferred into the cat carrier. To many, that was a non-essential purpose not for the welfare of the rooster, but as an apparent convenience for programmers.
He was seen and heard by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund personnel struggling in the carrier, trying to get his footing. Could an injury have occurred such as a hairline fracture that could have become an actual break between Wagner Farm's closing hours on Friday and discovery of his condition on Saturday morning? Perhaps jumping or attempting to jump to and/or from the chicken house perch could have caused any possible injury to have become exacerbated?
Photos 3 and 4 show the rooster within about a week before this situation unfolded.
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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&amp%3Bx=8&amp%3B

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215
Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506

Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org
Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org

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


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

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


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


Monday, April 11, 2016

More Lambs at Wagner Farm..To Meet The Same Fate As Their Predecessors?

More lambs newly arrived at the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm..



To note what has happened to previous lambs (and pigs) from Wagner Farm in prior years as part of their Glenview Clovers 4-H programming, including last year:


"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy

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

http://james-mcwilliams.com/?
s=wagner+farm&amp%3Bx=8&amp%3B

Wagner Farm and the Glenview Park District can be reached at:
Glenview Park District's online form at
http://glenviewparks.org/index.php/contact
Glenview Park District: 847-657-3215
Wagner Farm: 847-657-1506
Todd Price
Director, Wagner Farm
(224) 521-2187 (direct line listed on park district web site)
todd.price@glenviewparks.org
Michael McCarty
Glenview Park District Executive Director
(224) 521-2250 (direct line listed on park district web site)
michael.mccarty@glenviewparks.org
Elsa Fischer
Superintendent of Leisure Services
(includes supervision of Wagner Farm)
(224) 521-2246 (direct line listed on park district web site)
Elsa.Fischer@glenviewparks.org


Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:


All-Creatures.org

http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html

in their links to Animal Rights Organizations


FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)


in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:


World Animal Net

http://worldanimal.net

in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Educational Mission: Animals Are Disposable Commodities?

Where is Cayla the cow now?


Seen in this video is Cayla at four months old in her stall area in December 2013.



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The pigs, according to an announcement from the public funded Wagner Farm, were returned to their owners "so that they could be sold to market".

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&amp%3Bx=8&amp%3B


Why is the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm readying animals - and for private owners - so that "they could be sold to market" or sold so that "the owner, a 4-H member will look to put the proceeds to upcoming 4-H livestock projects"?

"The owners of the pigs ask that they be returned so that they could be sold to market. They were feeder pigs and had reached their market weight."


http://wagnerfarmrescuefund.blogspot.com/2016/01/they-were-feeder-pigs-and-had-reached.html





Announcement from the taxpayer purchased and funded Wagner Farm:

"The moving of Cayla and the two pigs from Wagner Farm"

"On January 6th, Wagner staff assisted the owners of the above mentioned animals in moving them from Wagner Farm to other locations. The owners of the pigs ask that they be returned so that they could be sold to market. They were feeder pigs and had reached their market weight.

Cayla is sold by her owner to be likely put with another herd. The owner, a 4-H member will look to put the proceeds to upcoming 4-H livestock projects.

Wagner Farm did not financially profit from the sale of these animals. However, the educational mission did benefit from having them on the farm."

However, there are still ongoing questions not just regarding related issues of any possible "profit" to Wagner Farm but questions regarding possible cost to Wagner Farm and the taxpayers who fund this facility - via issues and questions as to much of the daily care of these private owned animals seen being done by personnel salaried by the taxpayers.

Additionally, many are questioning the nature and intent of an educational mission at a public funded facility that is resulting in the apparent ongoing catering to of private interests which are resulting in various forms of animal exploitation and often slaughter.



Many are also questioning the nature and intent of what is being taught via this educational mission to children that is essentially teaching that animals are disposable commodities.

Why is the public funded Wagner Farm being used to facilitate what is to many exploitative animal agriculture industry related programming and outcomes - and facilitating it with private owned cows and calves along with other species of animals who have come and gone, apparently often via private owner discretion that this public funded farm is apparently not only allowing for, but helping to facilitate?





In addition, many are questioning as to why a public funded facility is facilitating the use of private owned animals in their programming, housing these private owned animals on public property, often having personnel salaried by taxpayers providing the daily care of these private owned animals, and then using staff of a public facility to facilitate the moving of these private animals so "they could be sold to market" or sold so that "the owner, a 4-H member will look to put the proceeds to upcoming 4-H livestock projects"?

According to what a Wagner Farm staff member told an inquiring visitor several years ago, Cayla is a mixed breed stemming from the impregnation of a dairy cow with the sperm of a breed designated as a "beef" cow. Cayla was then described by this staff member as a "throwaway" as such a mixed breed but the intent was to keep her dairy cow mother "pregnant and milking".

Questions were raised then by Wagner Farm Rescue Fund about her ongoing welfare, along with a request addressed to the Wagner Farm director on Oct. 10, 2013 when Cayla was two months old which stated:

"Wagner Farm Rescue Fund requests release of calf "Cayla" to Wagner Farm Rescue Fund at any time should she be slated not to remain at Wagner Farm.

We reiterate that this request applies ongoing to all animals at, or associated with, Wagner Farm in any capacity, regardless of ownership issues."

However, Cayla wasn't released to Wagner Farm Rescue Fund, nor were we even informed of her being removed from Wagner Farm - through a letter handed to a Wagner Farm Rescue Fund representative - until after the fact and inquiry about Cayla, who appeared to be missing.

Has the private owned Cayla now been 'thrown away', facilitated by the public-funded Wagner Farm who has acknowledged their having assisted in her being moved from Wagner Farm?




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

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

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





Wagner Farm Rescue Fund is proud to be included on the web sites of:

All-Creatures.org
http://www.all-creatures.org/links/animalr.html
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)

http://www.farmusa.org/links.htm
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net

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