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URGENT: Call for End to Yellville's Sadistic 'Turkey Drop' ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, suffering, protection, environment )

- 2073 days ago -
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. This event involves the hurling of wild turkeys--who typically fly only short

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Cher C (1429)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 5:03 pm

Please politely urge officials to do everything in their power to put an end to this cruel event, and then forward this alert widely!

The Honorable Shawn Lane
Mayor of Yellville

Yellville City Hall


LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 6:21 pm
Noted. Will send email tonight. Thanks Cher.

pam w (139)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 8:21 pm
I had to look it up.....Yellville seems to be in Arkansas.

Why am I not surprised?

naomi cohen (55)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 9:06 pm
signed. thank you.

Marie W (67)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 11:07 pm

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 3:43 am

Harshita Sharma (137)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:32 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:00 am

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:01 am
done ty

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:09 am
you can tell a lot about a person or society by the way it treats the beings it doesn't think it has to treat well
silence is acceptance
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Michela M (3964)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:58 am

aj E (164)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:38 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:01 am
Noted and sent. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:53 am
Noted, thank you.

Paul Carter Block (28)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 12:37 pm
Just when I believe that this ghastly species of which I am every day more ashamed to be a member cannot sink any lower into barbarism...some hideous crapwit invents yet another way to torture animals in the pursuit of entertainment. What an appalling indictment of humanity in the 21st Century. The US is infamous for its mass shootings; if only the murderous intentions of those tragic psychotics could be channeled towards, perhaps, the perpetrators of such horrors as the "Turkey Drop", then their killing sprees might have achieved something near to a positive outcome. Not that I am advocating mass murder, of course; but a little selectivity wouldn't go amiss.

Christeen A (368)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:11 pm
This is awful and we must do all we can to stop it.

Janet R (38)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:29 pm
Sent an email. These people seem like real rocket scientists.

. (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:33 pm
Unfricking believable! You mean to tell me someone actually took that old episode of WKRP Cincinnati seriously? Human stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

M B (62)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 2:07 pm
this is so barbaric. We must not be surprised that the U.S. has a bad name here and there: How they treat animals, spending more money on arms than on their society, carrying guns, etc. Thanks giving should be called "Turkey killing day". We need more education, more awareness on this.

samantha l (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 2:56 pm

michelle t (41)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 2:58 pm
Barbaric uncivilised scumbags

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 3:02 pm
Unfortunately, I distrust anything from PETA.

Veronica C (22)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 3:30 pm
Some people have a really sick idea of fun.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 3:34 pm
Apparently the people of Yellville are people with a backwoods mentality. I suggest dropping the people of Yellville from the planes in place of the turkeys.

Ali Murphy (1)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 4:02 pm
signed n sharing

Linda P (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 4:03 pm
sent email, this is so horrible to do to these turkeys and what a terrible message it sends to that community that it is okay to be cruel to animals, not a good lesson for the children.

Sharon F (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 4:14 pm
Disgusting! Whoever came up with such an stupid idea. Are there any adults in that town???

Ray M (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 4:23 pm
How can anyone be so cruel? Shame on that city for allowing such abuse. It is a very poor example for their children. And people wonder why abuse is so rampant throughout the world.

janet f (29)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 5:30 pm
What kind of mental illness does one have to have to find this entertaining? Sickening.

Richelle Rausch (43)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:22 pm
It just blows my mind that people do these kinds of terrible actions to other beings.

Kurt M (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:30 pm
I grew up in Yellville and can personally attest to the turkeys' ability to glide safely to the ground after they leave the plane. As a kid, we enjoyed chasing the birds and the child lucky enough to catch a bird (not guaranteed, a fair amount simply got away and this region is part of their native habitat - no hardship there) - any kid lucky enough to catch a bird would most likely keep it as a pet. A few became meals. A simple tradition, nothing horrible about it. I'll repost a reply that another Yellville resident put on a different website that I thought was particularly eloquent:

"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." - Snowbird, Yellville, AR

Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:35 pm
Done e-mail sent. Thanks Cher

Dee C (9)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:44 pm
Email sent. Kurt -- you don't seem to understand:the turkey drop is not an activity in which turkeys normally engage; it was invented by humans for entertainment. This is animal cruelty. We humans gain far more that is priceless and transformational by caring for, learning from and living in harmony with animals than by what is achieved from hurting, killing and commoditizing them. Animals in partnership with humans enrich our lives beyond gold, they teach us to be better humans and help heal us when we're broken.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:05 pm

. (7)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:06 pm
Noted, will email.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:10 pm
Email sent. I can't believe people think this is entertainment. There are some sick people in this world. Imagine what lessons the kids are learning who witness this. Laws are laws and if this goes on, then the officials are not doing their jobs and need to be fired.

Ruth C (87)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:58 am
You can't expect anything better from a backwards place like that!

Carol H (229)
Monday September 17, 2012, 5:18 am
e-mail sent, thank you Cher

Ludger W (71)
Monday September 17, 2012, 6:44 am
noted, signed, ty

Linda W (32)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:28 am
Some of us look for ways to be cruel.

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:54 am
noted and sent email.....this is disgusting and definitely must be could this be entertaining to observe and watch as these defenseless turkeys are plunging to the ground.....what kind of idiots live there that would enjoy this??????? an eye for an eye you hicks!!!!!

Anneke A (279)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:18 am
actions taken, t.y.

louise Woychesko (1)
Monday September 17, 2012, 11:12 am
WHY? This is barbaric

James Merit (144)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:16 pm

Russie C (4)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:54 pm
This is one of the cruelest things I ever heard of. Those people that do this should be punished to the full extent of the law. I believe what goes around comes around, they will be paid back for this someday somehow.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday October 22, 2012, 3:09 pm
Noted and Thnx Cher :0

Nancy Black (308)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 5:27 pm
Noted, tweeted; wasn't able to get to petition.
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