Swine Flu at Walworth County Fair Grounds

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Swine Flu at Walworth County Fair Grounds

By Dave Warwack on Vegan School 101

Strange how we find ourselves (many times unknowingly) embedded in situations that have worldwide implications. Such is the case with the Walworth County Fair in Elkhorn, just 10 miles from my house in Williams Bay in south-eastern Wisconsin. The fair shows off---and sells their happy meat for slaughter---farm animals raised by 4-H children. Interspersed between the Kiddieland Pig Races and corn-dog (ground-up pig penises and anuses) eating, we find large concentrations of humans milling about barns of housed pigs that farmers wish to unload---amidst our current Smithfield’s Swine Flu Virus crisis---are up for sale at the fair’s pig “Meat Animal Sale” auctions.

In 2007, the Walworth County Fair's “Meat Animal Sale” generated $450,267 for area youths, toppling the 2006 total of $397,376.

"The thing about the meat animal sale is the support this community and our county has for FFA and 4-H youth. It's unbelievable," said Bob Handel, fair board vice president.

Spreading misery and death while brain-washing little children and making money in the process is truly evil shit for sure.

A blast from the past: Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

In September 1988, a swine flu virus killed one woman and infected others. 32-year old Barbara Ann Wieners was eight months pregnant when she and her husband, Ed, became ill after visiting the hog barn at the Walworth County Fair. Barbara died eight days later, after developing pneumonia. The only pathogen identified was an H1N1 strain of swine influenza virus. Doctors were able to induce labor and deliver a healthy daughter before she died.

Influenza-like illness (ILI) was reportedly widespread among the pigs exhibited at the fairgrounds. 76% of 25 swine exhibitors aged 9 to 19 tested positive for antibody to SIV. Additional studies suggested between one and three health care personnel who had contact with the patient developed mild influenza-like illnesses with antibody evidence of swine flu infection.

Fast forward to August, 2009 AD: Only change, situation is far worse – the perfect storm.

Smithfield’s Swine Flu Virus is rampant in the USA where the flu season will begin soon as children are returning to school. Most flu seasons die down in the warmer summer months; where as, this nasty bugger is strengthening while crossing lines from bird to pig to human and back to pig - mutating each time. Wisconsin currently has the highest number of reported cases in the USA with over 5,000 cases to date. Can this be in part due to Wisconsin’s heavy pig farming 4-H culture?

Yes, ramblings of a crazy man for sure. The Walworth County Fair runs from September 2nd through the 7th, 2009.

And this from the Walworth County Fair in 2005:

Walworth County health officials have identified and linked at least a dozen cases of salmonella poisoning to the Walworth County Fair. The outbreak was traced back to the swine barn, said Pat Grove, health officer with the Walworth County Health and Human Services Department.

12 people, including one adult and 11 children between ages 4 and 17, were infected. One victim was hospitalized.

Anti-bacterial hand-washing stations are set up at many of the animal barn entrances, and signs encourage fairgoers to wash after leaving animal barns.

Lock up your children - corpse-munchers are everywhere ruining everything.

Home school your vegan child.

Visit Dave's site, Tell Youth the Truth.

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