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I have signed the petition, emailed the school and shared this info with all friends and relatives on facebook. -Rose
IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?
When I eat crap, I feel like crap.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I sent emails to both the dean and farm manager.
Here is a link to sign a petition for Bill and Lou to be spared
How shameful they would even consider killing them after all their hard work for the college.
Edited by: LIVINHEALTHY9 at: 10/10/2012 (10:10)
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."
OH, my goodness. This is absolutely horrible. It really baffles me that they even have to take a vote to "decide".....if there is a safe place for the pair to go, there IS no other humane decision to make.
I tried looking for the petition to sign but had no luck. Is it possible to post the link?? What else can I do to help?
who is really sickened by the attitudes of the teachers that trickled down to the students
Barb, I wrote the dean. Let us know what happens.
ACTION ALERT: ACT NOW TO SAVE BILL AND LOU!
By bravebird, on October 9th, 2012
Green Mountain College is poised to kill two oxen named Bill and Lou who have served their college farm for ten long years. ACT NOW to prevent it!
Bill and Lou have been a working team of oxen at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT for ten years. They were pressed into service by staff at Cerridwen Farm – the teaching farm on campus – to do everything from plowing fields to generating electricity. Over the years, they became so well loved that they’re even the profile picture for the farm’s Facebook page!
A few months ago, Lou became unable to be worked any longer. Bill won’t work with anyone else. Therefore, the college has concluded that both of them must be killed.
DEATH is their reward for 10 long years of hard work.
Yes, Green Mountain College has decided that Bill and Lou’s long lives of service should be rewarded by their slaughter – and for what? According to their own press releases, the school will get, at best, a couple of months of low-grade hamburger out of their bodies.
This is especially heartbreaking because they have an excellent home waiting for them.
VINE Sanctuary has offered to provide Bill and Lou with permanent homes. We have the ability and resources to care for them for the rest of their natural lives. Sadly, though, the college is determined to kill them instead.
I have sent an e-mail as requested by VINE Sanctuary. The address and sample letters can be accessed by clicking the above link.