Kansas State University (KSU) Condemns Cruel Chicken-Toss Tradition!

July 2007

After three chickens were thrown onto the court at a KSU basketball game and at least two were killed, PETA contacted the university president and asked him to ban the use of live animals at all events and to enforce that ban rigorously. KSU responded by releasing an open letter to all its fans, stating, “Any fans caught with animals or caught throwing any object onto a playing surface will be ejected from the game and could face prosecution.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind