Should County Farm Animals Be Bred and Slaughtered?

A group called Friends of Longstreet Farm Animals wants the livestock animals at the Holmdel park to be neutered so they won’t breed and be sold for slaughter, according to an article in the Asbury Park Press.

The leader of the group, Suzanne Dragan of Aberdeen, says she presented the Freeholder Board with a petition with  1,175 signatures and 100 postcards asking that county raised animals no longer be slaughtered.

Freeholder Director John Curley said he sought a compromise with Dragan’s group.  When no compromise could be reached, Curley said “I love a good BLT,” while announcing that the farm would continue to breed and sell animals that end up as groceries.

Bruce Gollnick, the assistant director of the county park system, said that farm is trying to do a better job managing the breeding program to control the population so that animals do not have to be sold.


It seems to me that the proceeds of sales should be defraying the cost of operating the park.  No?   A breeding and sale program could be/should be an educational opportunity for Monmouth County students of all ages.

Breed more, sell more, slaughter more and serve Longstreet Burgers at the Monmouth County Fair.

Dragan said, “Shame on the freeholders for not listening to their constituents” by continuing the sale of animals that end up being slaughter.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Should County Farm Animals Be Bred and Slaughtered?”

  1. Proud Republican said at 9:50 am on October 14th, 2012:

    For the love of God Director Curley, don’t compromise with these lunatics. And get rid of this Gollnick guy if he dares to try and slow the reproduction of these animals. Farms are supposed to increase their production, not slow it. This is a thing of beauty – a gift of nature to have the food chain work so well. And Art is right, use the proceeds to defray the cost of operating the farm. If these whack jobs don’t want these animals used for food, then calculate the profits from each animal if they were sold for food, let these people pay the county that amount and take the animal home with them. It’s high time we stood up to this liberal idiocy.

  2. Another group said at 10:44 am on October 14th, 2012:

    Of leftists trying to force, through emotion and misinformation, their opinions on everyone else. This is a 50 -year program of successfully educating suburban and urban families of the realities and wonders of a true, working farm. Most of the complainants happen to be from towns not in this county: like Princeton and Millburn. I say, mind your own business, and leave our award -winning park system to continue to educate and recreate thousands of willing and appreciative residents each year!

  3. Farmer John said at 11:41 am on October 14th, 2012:

    It’s a farm, not a “petting zoo”.
    So…….,why exactly is this an issue?

  4. Tom Stokes said at 3:48 pm on October 14th, 2012:

    Oh, yes, let’s stop killing the animals…but don’t stop killing unborn babies.

    Where is the humanity of these leftists?

    Oh, I forgot. Abortion was begun by Margaret Sanger to prevent the population growth of undesirables.

  5. Astraea said at 10:47 am on October 15th, 2012:

    I thought it was supposed to be a “display” and “learning experience”, not a for-profit farm. The breeding program should be controlled, so it doesn’t produce an excess of “throw-away” animals .. unless they’re going to be donated to The Food Bank! Maybe excess or older animals could be auctioned off with first dibs to people with the land & desire to rescue them .. a win-win for Park coffers, and the animals!

  6. The problem with leftists said at 2:00 pm on October 15th, 2012:

    Is, there is no compromising with them. They will beat their point to death, and try and coerce, threaten, or otherwise nag you to death, until someone relents. There is no win-win option in their minds,only to destroy any longstanding thing they don’t like..with all their puffery, how many would really adopt-a-cow, pig, sheep or goat, or try and run such a program? Slim to none.

  7. Bo the White House Dog said at 4:21 pm on October 15th, 2012:

    Hah!! Just another distraction trumped up by The Cows and The Chickens. Tell me, people, Who fights for ME?!?

    Who fights for her???

    Please support Dogs Against Obama.
    I’m Bo the White House Dog and I approve this message.

  8. TR said at 7:52 am on October 16th, 2012:

    Bo, be careful or you will wind up at a State Dinner, and not as a guest.

  9. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Animal Activist Steps Up Efforts To Stop Longstreet Farm Breeding said at 10:17 am on October 20th, 2012:

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