Vermont college feels heat over oxen’s fate
For a decade the beloved ox Lou and his teammate Bill worked the fields at Green Mountain College, becoming the symbol of the school’s farm program, until Lou aggravated a recurring leg injury this past summer. Soon they will be on their way to a slaughterhouse as the college has decided to process the oxen for beef products to be served in the campus dining hall. And the four-year coed liberal arts college is feeling the heat. Lots of it.