Petition update

The Antioch Lambs are Gone

David Nibert
Yellow Springs, OH, United States

Dec 4, 2019 — 


We are very sorry to report that, in all likelihood, Antioch College has sent the nine beautiful lambs to the slaughterhouse. The lambs disappeared from campus on the afternoon of November 24, but we held out hope they had been relocated. We attempted to get confirmation of the lambs’ fate before posting; however, the administration at Antioch has not been taking any calls since that time, allowing calls to go to voicemail even into this week. The College did apparently notify the local newspaper that letters calling for the release of the lambs should not be published as they are “no longer relevant.”  

The likely killing of the nine lambs by Antioch occurred in the face of this petition signed by 88,000 people, a statement from over 100 scholars asking for the lambs’ release, and all your letters, emails and phone calls. Moreover, the College also callously dismissed the poignant request of Barbara Pearl, the mother of a former Antioch student who died in a tragic accident in 2002, asking the college to release the lambs to sanctuary to honor the memory of her son, an advocate for other animals.

Many thousands came to care for the nine lambs. They were gentle, curious, affectionate and could have enjoyed life for many years, living together at a sanctuary with friends and people to care for them. We want to thank most sincerely everyone who responded to our request to help free them. 

This petition will remain active in memory of the nine beautiful lambs, and it continues to be important as it appears that Antioch College intends to  similarity exploit a new group of small lambs in the spring.

Please contact Antioch College and ask them to end their program of exploiting and killing lambs and other animals. Thank you.

Antioch College – 937-319-6164 or 937-319-0159  /



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