Ohio Residents: Urge Antioch College to Cancel Lamb Slaughter!

Any day now, Antioch College plans to brutally slaughter nine lambs who are currently held on campus. The clock is ticking, and our time to save them is running out. Please join us in urging Antioch College to reverse the lambs' death sentence and release them to sanctuary.

Nine lambs who are being used to crop grass in a solar panel field on Antioch College's campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio, await slaughter. Over the past several months, many people have spoken up the lambs' defense. They include Barbara Pearl, the mother of an Antioch College alum named Jason Houten, who was killed in a car crash at age 23. Jason cared deeply for animals, so his mother asked the school to spare the lambs' lives as a way to honor his memory. The school responded to her plea by callously demanding a $1 million ransom for the lambs, which it said would be used to fund more animal killing.

It is beyond disheartening that a so-called academic institution would publicly taunt and try to extort money from a grieving mother. However, it isn't surprising. Advocates for the lambs have long pointed out that the College's policies would lead to insensitivity toward human and other animal suffering. Its cruel response to Mrs. Pearl confirms this.

Antioch College still has time to turn this situation around by releasing the lambs to one of many sanctuaries which have offered to care for them free of charge. If the lambs are murdered, their blood will forever stain the College's reputation.

What YOU Can Do — TODAY:



Please join us in urging Antioch College to spare the lambs' lives by contacting the school's president and executive leadership team.

1) Please call Tom Manley, Antioch College's President, at 937-319-6164. Here's an example of what you can say:

Hi, my name is ______, and I respectfully urge Antioch College not to slaughter the nine lambs who are currently held on campus. Slaughtering these lambs would be an act of cruelty and a dark stain on the school's reputation. Should the school refuse and proceed with killing them, we suggest that footage of their slaughter be shown to students to meet the school's stated commitment to food transparency. Only then will students be capable of making truly informed food choices. Exposure to this harsh reality is important since both intensively farmed and locally raised animals almost always end up at the same slaughterhouse. Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter.

2) Please send our letter to Antioch College's President, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Vice President for Advancement, Dean of Students, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Operations and Business by filling out the form on this page.

Submit the letter below to deliver your comments to:
  • Tom Manley — President
  • Mila Cooper — Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Susanne Hashim — Vice President for Advancement
  • Susan Lee — Dean of Students
  • Gariot P. Louima — Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success
  • Kevin McGruder — Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Hannah Spirrison Montgomery — Vice President of Operations and Business


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