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 decisio

 

              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 decisio
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)