Green Mountain College officials are calling for more resources to help farms and other businesses deal with online threats from activists.
This comes after the college became the target of animal rights activists when it decided to slaughter two oxen and use the meat in its dining hall.
College officials testified before the House Agriculture Committee yesterday about this decision and the uproar it created.
Critics from around the world rallied on behalf of the oxen. College officials say area area slaughterhouses were threatened.
Philip Ackerman-Leist is the head of the school’s Farm and Food Project. He proposed the creation of a rapid response to help others that come under such an attack.
The college eventually euthanized one ox and decided to keep the other ox at the farm.