Vt. college's oxen-slaughter plan riles activists - Article Photos 4/6

In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo, students eat lunch in the dining hall at Green Mountain College, in Poultney, Vt. To officials at the small Vermont liberal arts college, a decision to slaughter two retired oxen and serve the meat in its dining halls is a matter of sustainable agriculture. But now, the school is under attack by those who want the oxen spared and have found a sanctuary for the animals. Opponents have signed online petitions and sent thousands of emails to staff members. The school received more than 3 million emails from Oct. 13 to Oct. 18 from one Internet domain, and got 200 emails from Spain, officials said. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)