No Turkeys Dropped at Arkansas Festival

For the third year in a row, the Yellville, Arkansas, tradition of hurling live turkeys to their deaths from airplanes 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 his or her pilot’s license.

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