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Viagra pharmacy Folks, viagra pharmacy if you’ve not been following the saga of Bill and Lou, viagra pharmacy please head over to the VINE Sanctuary blog to catch up and learn what you can do. Viagra pharmacy In brief, viagra pharmacy these two oxen have labored for Green Mountain College for ten years, viagra pharmacy yoked to plow fields or generate electricity.

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  • Greta Gaard

    E-mails can be sent to throopw@greenmtn.edu and mulderk@greenmtn.edu right? These are the President and Associate at Green Mountain College. Keeping up the pressure from people around the country should send a strong message. For all the reasons you mention–and more, the friendship between these two animals, such that one will not go on working without the other–should be addressed. A decade of hard work, aging, disability, species difference, and worst of all *loyalty to a companion* should not be rewarded with execution! Thank you for the passion you are giving to Lou and Bill’s right to retirement.

  • Actually, per this update, it’s now:

    Paul J. Fonteyn, President: FonteynP@greenmtn.edu
    Bill Throop, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: throopw@greenmtn.edu

    We especially need environmentalists to address the environmental arguments they are making for slaughter.

  • From the beginning they groomed Bill and Lou to be “special” and different by giving them names. I doubt seriously that any other “food animal” raised at that college was so graced. So now when there is a distinct, physical difference – The college opts to use that against them by sending them to slaughter. It’s dastardly and devious. A total betrayal of the unspoken promises and implications one makes when naming another. Doing this means something… Or it should.

    In contrast a disability means nothing. Especially not in this instance. This institution has broken every rule that would warrant any support or respect. I’m not an environmentalist… But I’ll email these folks to tell them what I think.

    Thank you for the love and care you provide to Luna and Harvey and the others who have been given sanctuary at VINE.