No Turkeys Dropped at Arkansas Festival!

October 2012

For the second year in a row, the Yellville “Turkey Drop”—a part of the city’s annual Turkey Trot Festival, in which private planes drop flightless wild turkeys to their deaths from about 1,000 feet above the town—was stopped. Thank you to everyone who spoke out against this event, especially the countless Arkansas residents who made themselves heard. PETA’s reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of “turkey-drop” participants stands. Please know that we will push for a vigorous prosecution of anyone directly involved in future incidents as well as revocation of their pilots’ licenses.

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