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In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo, Michael Sharry visits with Bill, front, and Lou 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.

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Bill and Lou have plied the fields of Green Mountain College's farm in Vermont for most of their lives — about 10 years.

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