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November 21, 2012

Sending The Oxen To Slaughter

When the working farm in Vermont’s Green Mountain College noticed that one of its long-standing oxen became lame, they discussed the next step in an open forum. The group decided to send the oxen to slaughter and use the meat in their cafeteria. This quickly became a point of contention among animal sanctuary and rights groups and they protested loudly and aggressively; pickets and death threats. Dick talks to Philip Ackerman-Leist, the farm manager, about the debate and choices made.

Read here Philip Ackerman Leist's statement about the death of the ox, Lou.

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