The Oxen at the Intersection: A Collision (or, Bill and Lou Must Die: A Real-Life Murder Mystery from the Green Mountains of Vermont)

  • Title: The Oxen at the Intersection: A Collision (or, Bill and Lou Must Die: A Real-Life Murder Mystery from the Green Mountains of Vermont)
  • Author: pattrice jones
  • ISBN: 9781590564622
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Oxen at the Intersection A Collision or Bill and Lou Must Die A Real Life Murder Mystery from the Green Mountains of Vermont When Green Mountain College in Poultney Vermont announced that two oxen called Bill and Lou would be killed and turned into hamburgers despite their years of service as unofficial college and town m
    When Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, announced that two oxen called Bill and Lou would be killed and turned into hamburgers despite their years of service as unofficial college and town mascots, pattrice jones and her colleagues at nearby VINE Sanctuary offered an alternative scenario to allow the elderly bovines to retire to the sanctuary What transpired afWhen Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, announced that two oxen called Bill and Lou would be killed and turned into hamburgers despite their years of service as unofficial college and town mascots, pattrice jones and her colleagues at nearby VINE Sanctuary offered an alternative scenario to allow the elderly bovines to retire to the sanctuary What transpired after this simple offer was a catastrophe of miscommunication, misdirection, and misinterpretations, as the college dug in its heels, activists piled on, and social media erupted.Part true crime mystery, part on the ground reportage, and part sociocultural critique, The Oxen at the Intersection is a brilliant unearthing of the assumptions, preconceptions, and biases that led all concerned with the lives and deaths of these two animals to fail to achieve their ends How and why the threads of this story unspooled, as jones reveals, raises profound questions most particularly about how ideas rooted in history, race, gender, region, and speciesism intersect and complicate strategy and activism, and their desired outcomes In the end, notes jones, we must always ask, Where s the body

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    About pattrice jones


    1. Queer eco anarcha feminist educator and activist Cofounder of VINE Sanctuary In addition to the books listed below, has contributed to the following anthologies Ecofeminism Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth Bloomsbury, 2014 Sister Species Women, Animals and Social Justice University of Illinois Press, 2011 Contemporary Anarchist Studies Routledge, 2009 Igniting a Revolution Voices in Defense of the Earth AK Press, 2006 and Terrorists or Freedom Fighters Reflections on the Liberation of Animals Lantern, 2004.


    524 Comments


    1. A smart, straightforward, thoughtful book with important points about social justice, intersectionality and effective activism by someone with experience.I had the good fortune to hear pattrice jones, co-founder of VINE (veganism is the next evolution) Sanctuary, an ecofeminist, LGBQT, solar-powered, animal sanctuary in Vermont, speak at the first Intersectional Justice conference Toward a Whole-Earth Community at The Whidbey Institute. There, she said that this was the book of hers to read so I [...]

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    2. I'm the publisher of this book, and thought I'd share some background on its creation. I've admired pattrice jones' passionate and rigorous analysis of animal advocacy for some time. Lantern was proud to publish her first book AFTERSHOCK, which employs all of the skills she learned as a psychologist and social theorist to examine trauma within the animal advocacy movement and the challenges faced by activists confronted by the power of the state. She kindly brought Lantern to Breeze Harper's att [...]

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    3. I'll say it upfront: This is one of the most important -- and well-written -- contributions to social justice literature I've ever read. While it may be difficult to imagine a book on animal rights and intersectionality being a "page-turner," author pattrice jones has written one. "The Oxen at the Intersection" focuses on the true story of Bill and Lou, two oxen yoked together to "serve" Green Mountain College, a small campus in Vermont. The two were much-loved symbols of the school, but when on [...]

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    4. Amazing amazing amazing, strengthens my intersectional view on veganism and activism as well as making me think of new and alternative ways activism can occur. Definitely a must read to everyone who is interested in an anti-racist, anti-speciesist, anti-kyriachal book.

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    5. This book is a first-hand account of the tragic and horrifying events that took place when Vermont's Green Mountain College decided to execute two beloved elderly oxen, Bill and Lou, who had labored on their campus for years. It is labelled a "real-life murder mystery" and, indeed, that is exactly what it is. Why Green Mountain would treat living beings with such cruelty and indifference, why they wouldn't respond to entreaties for mercy, why they would not take advantage of offers by a sanctuar [...]

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    6. Interesting case study from a social movement theory perspective, The Oxen at the Intersection carefully explores the interplay of power and privilege, systems of colonialism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, the role of institutions and patriotism, and movement/countermovement politics. I especially enjoyed the feminist critique of male leadership in anti-speciesism campaigning. Unfortunately, the book repeatedly reports a disturbingly inaccurate portrayal of anti-reform "abolitionist" approach [...]

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    7. This is the best and most important animal liberation book I have ever read. It is truly intersectional, well written, informative, exciting, and creates connections between humans and other animals starting with the acknowledgement of whose land we reside on to how women are silenced by high profile white straight men in the animal rights movement to group dynamics and hive mind. The story of Bill and Lou alone is exciting and worth a read, but pattrice jones manages to make the author consider [...]

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    8. This is the best and most important animal liberation book I have ever read. It is truly intersectional, well written, informative, exciting, and creates connections between humans and other animals starting with the acknowledgement of whose land we reside on to how women are silenced by high profile white straight men in the animal rights movement to group dynamics and hive mind. The story of Bill and Lou alone is exciting and worth a read, but pattrice jones manages to make the author consider [...]

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    9. Exceptionally well written and thought out. I was honored to see pattrice jones speak at Vassar College this spring. I would love to go to Vermont and visit VINE. This is a must read for all animal advocates.

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    10. A book only for vegan activists. Full of interesting ideas, but infuriating in its moral rectitude and superficial & biased application of psychological and sociological concepts. Made myself read it for our vegan book club.

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    11. An incredibly disturbing look at the cult-like nature of Green Mountain College in Vermont.

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    12. ♥ VINE Sanctuary ♥

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