Monday, June 6, 2016

Another Pig Dead; Questions About Rooster Death Still Unanswered

Why are there questions about the recent death of the rooster at the public funded Wagner Farm that have still been going unanswered?


And, why has Wagner Farm added yet another component to their annual Dairy Breakfast - a stock show - that many are also finding to be animal exploitative?
Additionally, yet another animal death last week at Wagner Farm has been acknowledged - that of one of their Glenview Clovers 4-H project pigs.
For signing and sharing:

video

It is raising even more questions for an increasing amount of people that various senior management personnel from the public funded Wagner Farm / Glenview Park District are seeming to choose not to respond to some animal welfare related inquiries that have been posed to them by the public in regard to at least one particular recent case - the death of the rooster at Wagner Farm - and to apparently not be providing requested information even when they've said they would.
Numerous injuries and deaths involving animals at Wagner Farm have long been a source of questions and concern to many, especially in regard to their 4-H lambs and pigs. While it has been noted that animals anywhere can die due to numerous issues, with there being yet another animal death in less than two months at Wagner Farm with the most recent being the death of one of their 4-H project pigs last week as acknowledged by senior management personnel upon questioning, more attention is brought to why many of these animals are even being brought to Wagner Farm to begin with and the nature of much of the Wagner Farm programming and ultimate program outcomes that these animals are often subjected to.
In 2015 alone in regard to Wagner Farm's 4-H programming, two lambs were reported as suffering leg injuries and having to be kept in the barn for recovery only to be acknowledged as then subsequently sold to auction; one pig was said to have required surgery attributed to an injury/medical condition and was afterwards seen isolated in a solitary stall in the pig enclosure area for extended amounts of time before being acknowledged as sold to auction; another pig was reported as being found dead in his enclosure at Wagner Farm and whose death was attributed to inconclusive cause, and yet another pig was reported as dead and having died from a heart attack.
Were questions about the pig from this year who was observed as missing - who was said to have died from an issue of rectal prolapse - immediately answered as the pig's death was noted as involving a veterinarian being called to Wagner Farm, while the death of the rooster was noted as by neck twisting and an offered visit by a veterinarian actually having been declined?
Additionally, Wagner Farm / Glenview Park District personnel are often continuing to exacerbate the issues, questions, and concerns by apparently instead choosing to enhance their animal exploitative programming such as now adding a stock show to their annual dairy breakfast, rather than utilizing public resources including personnel salaried with public funds to acknowledge animal welfare issues by working with those concerned about these issues to instead focus on numerous programming options also related to farming that wouldn't raise the kind of issues and concerns - including animal deaths via auction sales to slaughter - that programming does that seems to often be focused on numerous forms of animal exploitation.
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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 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
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations 



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cultural Normalizing of the Unthinkable

"We live in a culture where it is completely normal to do things to billions of animals that we would consider unthinkable to do to humans or the cats and dogs in our homes." - See more at: http://freefromharm.org/…/see-no-evil-denial-and-animal-su…/
Based on comments being made by numerous people, including visitors to the public funded Wagner Farm, not only are an increasing amount of the general public demonstrating that they are recognizing that a bucolic facade belies for only so long the violence associated with animal agriculture, but expressing their disapproval of it being at the core of much of the programming and events of a public funded facility and implemented by personnel salaried with public funds.
"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg
In these photos are the lambs and pigs at the public funded Wagner Farm for their 2016 4-H programming.



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


in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)


in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net


in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Animal Agriculture Violence Belied By Bucolic Facades For Only So Long

"An understanding of the means through which people learn to justify the treatment of the animals known as “livestock” can shed light on the mechanisms involved in generic processes of inequality.”
- See more at: http://freefromharm.org/…/the-4-h-club-a-case-study-in-ho…/…
Based on comments being made by numerous people, including visitors to the public funded Wagner Farm, not only are an increasing amount of the general public demonstrating that they are recognizing that a bucolic facade belies for only so long the violence associated with animal agriculture, but expressing their disapproval of it being at the core of much of the programming and events of a public funded facility and implemented by personnel salaried with public funds.
"Meat cannot be procured without violence" - Dr. Melanie Joy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0VrZPBskpg
In this video are the lambs and pigs at the public funded Wagner Farm for their 2016 4-H programming.
**To note what has happened to previous pigs and lambs from the public funded Wagner Farm in prior years as part of their Glenview Clovers 4-H programming, including last year:**

video

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


in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)


in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net


in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bearing Witness For Animals Trapped In Our Food System

"Bearing witness is a critical step in the process of changing hearts and minds about the animals trapped in our food system. - Free From Harm Staff Writers
In this video are the lambs and pigs at the public funded Wagner Farm for their 2016 4-H programming.

video

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


in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)


in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net


in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations 

Animal Death: Why Transparency Issues Pervade

What Happened To The Rooster at the Public Funded Wagner Farm?
A Requested Report Still Not Provided To Wagner Farm Rescue Fund; Numerous Questions Still Unanswered




This rooster had been reported by senior management personnel at Wagner Farm as having been "euthanized" - via neck twisting - on April 10.
Wagner Farm Rescue Fund personnel was told on April 11 that a report would be provided to us.
As of May 24, no report has been received.

http://wagnerfarmrescuefund.blogspot.com/2016/05/dead-rooster-numerous-questions-still.html

http://wagnerfarmrescuefund.blogspot.com/2016/04/neck-reported-as-twisted-wagner-farm.htm



Why wouldn't a requested report be provided regarding the death of an animal at a public funded facility?
This is just one of the numerous reasons that much of the public now has even more escalating questions about transparency issues regarding many public funded facilities, such as Wagner Farm is.
Roosters are known to be instinctively protective of their flock. This rooster had been put into a cat carrier in the chicken house supply room and seen struggling to get his footing in the carrier.
This placement in the carrier was subsequently attributed to his giving programmers (tour guides) a "hard time" - just a day before he was then reported as having been found injured (with a then supposed phone diagnosis of a broken leg) and then "euthanized" - via neck twisting - a day after that with a visit noted as having been offered by a veterinarian but declined by Wagner Farm.

video


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

All-Creatures.org


in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)


in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net


in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mercy Is A Different Matter

“I have often heard the word “humane” used in relation to meat, dairy, eggs, and other products… I have always found this curious, because my understanding is that humane means to act with kindness, tenderness, and mercy. I can tell you as a former animal farmer that while it may be true that you can treat a farm animal kindly and show tenderness toward them, mercy is a different matter." - Harold Brown, former beef and dairy farmer
See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-products-and-ethics/former-meat-dairy-farmers-became-vegan-activists/#sthash.gL5rJm4U.ngEKVv7E.dpuf

The new lambs and pigs recently arrived at the public funded Wagner Farm for their 2016 4-H programming.
video

**To note what has happened to previous pigs and lambs from the public funded Wagner Farm in prior years as part of their Glenview Clovers 4-H programming, including last year:**
http://wagnerfarmrescuefund.blogspot.com/2015/08/animals-sold-to-auction-for-slaughter.html
Also to note are the still unanswered questions surrounding the recent death of the Wagner Farm rooster:
http://wagnerfarmrescuefund.blogspot.com/2016/05/dead-rooster-numerous-questions-still.html
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
For signing and sharing:
https://www.change.org/p/wagner-farm-glenview-il-park-district-revise-animal-exploitative-programming-including-sales-to-auction-and-slaughter-via-public-funded-resources
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
in their links to Animal Rights Organizations

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
in their links to Animal Rights/Vegan blogs:

World Animal Net
in their directory of Animal Rights Organizations