If you were touched by news reports about Bill and Lou-the oxen
who labored for Green Mountain College's agricultural program for
10 years and were to be slaughtered and served in the school's
cafeteria-please remember that you can save other unique
individuals every time you eat, just by choosing vegan meals.
While Lou was recently euthanized because of a hock injury,
Bill's fate is still unclear. The college may still decide to
send him to a slaughterhouse, where he will have a bolt shot into
his forehead, be strung upside down, and be bled to death, just so
students and faculty members can eat his flesh. His death will be
no less terrifying and painful than the deaths of billions of other
animals who are killed for human consumption every year. Many of
these sentient animals are dismembered while they're still
conscious. Others are scalded alive. Just because people like the
taste of their flesh.
In honor of Bill and Lou, and all the other charismatic animals
like them, please visit www.PETA.org and pledge to go vegan for at
least 30 days.
Heather Moore, PETA Foundation