URGENT: Call for End to Yellville's S...

URGENT: Call for End to Yellville's Sadistic 'Turkey Drop'

There are 6 comments on the PETA story from Sep 14, 2012, titled URGENT: Call for End to Yellville's Sadistic 'Turkey Drop'. In it, PETA reports that:

On October 12 and 13, the city of Yellville is holding its annual Turkey Trot Festival, during which an illegal event known as the "Turkey Drop" historically takes place.

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Salem, AR

#1 Sep 15, 2012
As a long-time resident of Yellville, it saddens me when well-meaning groups such as PETA assert statements such as this out of sheer ignorance. I have witnessed the turkey drops and I can assure anyone who is interested in the truth that the turkeys are NOT "hurled". The turkeys do not plummet to the ground. They spread their wings and glide to the ground. They angle their wings as needed to navigate and they just glide on the air currents until they land, quite gently, wherever they choose. It is an extreme insult to the good folks of this charming town, not to mention the tens of thousands of visitors to visit this festival, to accuse them of intentionally harming any animal or bird. It is also ludicrous to imagine these people attending a festival where they would have to step over and around dead and bleeding turkeys.
Thank you for reading my comment.
mary smith

Toledo, OH

#2 Sep 15, 2012
I would worry more if people didnt care. I watched a documentary on the festival and enjoyed the genuine family atmosphere that was involved in the festival. I have a suggestion. Why not let gliders fly the birds safely to the ground.
From Oregon

Portland, OR

#5 Oct 10, 2012
I'm sorry, PETA or no PETA, this is the 21st century and I'm against using animals for our entertainment and make them do something they don't naturally do. It's not an excuse that this has taken place for a long time. Yes, turkeys fly but not from airplanes and it is hard to believe that they enjoy 100% the process. If people want entertainment they should provide it, not make animals and birds who can't protect themselves do it for them. I think it's time for the good folks in a charming town to find themselves some other kind of entertainment that involves people and just people.

Salem, AR

#6 Oct 11, 2012
You do realize, Oregon, that turkeys are killed and eaten by millions of people on at least two holidays per year? Perhaps you should protest the treatment of those birds and let ours continue to fly? Or, even better, confine the imposition of your opinion to activities that take place in Oregon. Thanks!

Poplar Bluff, MO

#7 Oct 10, 2013
Let throw stupid people from??? From the plane.

Since: Jun 13

United States

#8 Oct 11, 2013
Drop congress

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