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Throwing a Bird From an Airplane Violates Arkansas Cruelty-to-Animals Law and Federal Law: Pilots Would Be Penalized
For Immediate Release:October 3, 2012
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Yellville, Ark. -- Days before the annual Turkey Trot
Festival, which, years ago, included a "turkey drop," in which
turkeys were hurled from airplanes traveling at around 70 miles per hour and at
altitudes of 1,000 feet, PETA is reminding everyone that the group will pay
up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who
attempts such cruelty. Turkeys typically fly as high as only 100 feet at
most. Starting last year, Federal Aviation Administration officials began
monitoring the area for violations of federal law.
Reports of frightened, disoriented "dropped" birds
plummeting like bricks and fatally colliding with buildings, cars, and streets
occurred in years past. Birds would careen toward the ground at devastatingly
high speeds, and those who did not die on impact sustained grievous injuries.
This activity is in violation of both Arkansas state anti-cruelty and federal aviation
laws, and PETA has called on local and federal officials to monitor the
festival and Marion County Airport.
"Tossing sensitive, terrified animals out of a plane to
plummet to the ground and die is as illegal as it is barbaric," says PETA
Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "PETA is being proactive by reminding
everyone that the repercussions of any 'turkey drop' could be severe—for the
perpetrator, who could face jail time, and for children, who would learn a
dangerous lesson of indifference to others' suffering."
more information, please visit PETA.org.
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