Doomed oxen: A lesson in sustainability
Anyone who has ever eaten meat has to know that an animal died for you. Anyone who has ever been on a farm knows that squealing pigs, clucking chickens, and bleating sheep are not pets. Those simple facts have eluded some students at Vermont’s Green Mountain College. They are protesting this weekend the planned slaughter of a 10-year-old pair of working oxen known as Bill and Lou and the serving of their meat in the school cafeteria.