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Vermont college stands by its plan to slaughter oxen

The setting is peaceful, but the scene at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., is anything but that.

A storm of protest that greeted the school’s decision to slaughter a pair of 10-year-old oxen that symbolize its farm program and then serve their meat in the campus dining hall has spread. Surrounding slaughterhouses were so inundated with hostile e-mails and phone calls, the school said, that Green Mountain is postponing the deaths of the oxen, Bill and Lou.

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