United Poultry Concerns -
9 October 2015
Stop Dropping Turkeys from Airplanes
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Posted by Sharon Smith.
For years, private planes flew over the Turkey Trot festival and threw turkeys
out of the aircraft from a height of 1,000 feet. The birds plummet to the
ground, unable to save themselves. They were fatally wounded when they finally
made impact with the ground, bricks, buildings and cars among other objects.
Aside from being unbelievably inhumane, the Turkey Drop is also illegal, as the
annual event is in violation of state and federal law. The Federal Aviation
Administration frowns upon this significantly.
It is time once again to remind the mayor of Yellville, Arkansas that the Turkey
Drop once held at its annual Turkey Trot festival remains unacceptable. This
unthinkable annual tradition is a display of animal cruelty at its worst. PETA
and its supporters have stood firm against Yellville's annual Turkey Drop, and
as the city prepares for this year's festivities, let's remind them that we
remain resolute in our fight against this.
Although the Turkey Drop wasn't held at the last Turkey Trot festival, we
shouldn't become complacent and assume that this cruel event is banned for good.
Rather, we must remind the city's mayor that this type of animal cruelty will
not be tolerated ever again. Let's continue to prevent Yellville, Arkansas'
annual Turkey Drop.
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