Peaceful Protest at Longstreet Farm, Holmdel

Why allow the slaughter of Longstreet Farm animals? Why use our tax dollars to pay for the breeding of display animals to end up in a local slaughterhouse.

The Friends of Longstreet Farm Animals celebrated the 4th of July by staging a peaceful protest speaking out against Longstreet's breeding of animals such as sheep, cows, pigs and chickens for public viewing and then sending them off to be slaughtered when no longer cute or useful.

Longstreet Farm is part of the Monmouth County Park System, public land, not a private farm.

In the case of the most recent pig litter, 13 piglets were born the day before Valentine's Day, February 13, 2012, with only six surviving. These six curious and feisty little animals , after amusing the public for the past four months will be "sold " to a "farmer" who will probably keep them till they are a little bigger and then slaughtered.

To make this St. Valentine's Day Massacre complete , the Park employees were also going to sell for slaughter  the mother of the litter, since she was no longer believed to be hearty enough to give birth.

Thankfully, The Association of Humane Societies stepped in and rescued Poisy, the mother pig. However her babies were are not so lucky and may have already gone on the death train.

This is not about eating meat or not eating meat but about our tax  dollars and responsible management.

Contact James J, Truncer, Park Secretary (732) 842-4000 ext. 4215 and tell him to have the employees at Longstreet stop breeding animals,let the animals live out their normal life span -- and at the same time save our money!

Follow us on our Facebook page "Friends of Longstreet Farm Animals.

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Mischa July 11, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Mr. Scarano - Of course not. I just meant my portion of the discussion is over. Please have a wonderful day. Peace, love and kindness to all.
Michael Nikolis July 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM
In foreign countries, like Brooklyn, we'd be yelling and cursing obscenities at each other with poor grammar.. Here, we have spirited civil debates.. If you come back, I'll list the animals we've saved at Longstreet Farm and how we saved them.. Not really a bully.. Just a Holmdel resident who believes Longstreet Farm and Holmdel Park should be left alone and free of politics..
James Royce July 12, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Perhaps most of the objectors to selling farm animals for slaughter have never lived and worked on a real life farm where lives depended on farming. During the 1940s I lived on a large farm in Ohio, and we lived off ALL the food the farm produced. One learned not to become too fond of cows, chickens, pigs, sheep,, etc., because pretty soon you would be eating them. Dogs and cats were exempt, because they were "farm hands." Simulating a real farm should require duplicating all aspects of one.
Aaron Schaffhausen July 12, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Why do you people insist on anthropomorphizing animals? They do not have feelings. You people are all crazy. How about all the poor crack babies in Asbury? Why don't you save them. I think someone read charlotte’s web too many times.
Aaron Schaffhausen July 12, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Holmdel park is a monmouth county park, Who cares what the residents of holmdel think? Maybe holmdel should finish replacing those gas pipes and fix the roads leave the park to the county. Those poor crack babies in asbury park have just as much right to eat some home cooked monmouth county bacon mary ann, nick and the skipper too.


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