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."