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Spring Break Takes Weird Turn for Frat Boy

Written by PETA | March 19, 2007

My buddy Pulin, who works on the college campaign for those fast-living trend-junkies over at peta2, was in Panama City last week to try and throw a little bit of social responsibility into the potent mixture of drinking, partying, and boys and girls gone wild that is College Spring Break. You know: Sex, drugs, rock and roll, compassion for animals—all that good stuff. Anyway, a funny thing happened once Pulin and his gang brought out the chicken costume and began passing out leaflets about KFC. A probably well-intentioned but slightly over-eager dude in the crowd (pictured below) decided it would be a good idea to blindside the chicken (actually a University of Florida student named Beth) and tackle her to the ground. Beth was unhurt, but the police officers who witnessed the assault were relatively peeved about the whole thing:


The story has a happy ending though. Pulin and Beth decided that they wouldn’t press charges if the tackler, who turned out to be a fairly affable fellow named Dave, would agree to get in the chicken costume himself and spend some time holding a sign to encourage people to stop eating animals. Dave was more than happy to oblige. The story made the front page of the Panama City News Herald, and you can check it out here.

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  • Lauren says:

    Seriously Beth you are a class act. I honestly do not know what I would have done in that situation. Also I am of the newest class of UF alums. Go Gators!

  • kris shulfer says:

    you rock the house!!! that is great that along with having great fun you made your point and it made headlines!! props to all those who make a difference in this world!!!! you all rock!!!

  • MaryJane says:

    Thank you for doing so much to help save the animals. I’ve been reading the Vivi Blog and they need help over there with voices against animal abuse. It’s the Animal House blog sponsered by All voices to help stop aniaml abuse are needed. Thank you.

  • doug says:

    WOW! That is the best story I have heard today. It goes to show you just how much compassion we have and how much we care about the poor babies that are killed for the sake of money and heart attacks. GREAT STORY

  • K says:

    Haha wow. It made headlines! That’s awesome.

  • Violetta Losone says:

    Again and again I admire the steadiness of animal rights activists they give life to the organization! Thank you!!!

  • kelly says:

    Thank you Beth AND Dave for keeping the animals first and foremost and having a sense of humor