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

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"this alarming incident is the very definition of bully behavior. People who abuse animals rarely do it only once and almost never stop there."

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Pat B (356)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:04 am
TY, Cher. Done.

Erin R (181)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:19 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:27 am

Arielle S (313)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:31 am
These are the same kind of idjits that later shoot 20 children in a grade school - signed

Constance F (418)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:47 am
Signed ! Thank you.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:00 am

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:25 am
what a fun activity for a party. torture and murder a poor animal. i am revolted by this. signed. thank you, cher.

divergent r (309)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:27 am
signed...too cruel to believe
but of course,it's disgustingly true!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:30 am
Thanks Cher. I signed!!

Barb Knight (1688)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:34 am
Oh Dear God! I cannot believe the mentality of these hateful people! Signed #29! Poor baby turkey! Thnx Cher.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:53 am
Signed, of course!

Freya H (357)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:53 am
Noted and signed. These brutes should be punished as harshly as possible!

Elizabeth O (94)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:25 am

Esther Z (94)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:31 am
Noted and signed.

Joe R (190)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:35 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:47 am
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared as well as comment sent.

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:55 am
Its done.

Ruth M (235)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:58 am
Signed it's so horrific!

Roseann d (178)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:22 am
What aholes. They should be expelled and penalized to the ax as well as the idiot that rented them the turkey. Come on... Renting a turkey to a fraternity... No good can come of that. Even if they didn't present themselves that way... You just get a feeling about that kind of thing. That's why rescue/ adoption groups are so careful.

aj E (164)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:38 am

. (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:54 am
Signed and Noted.

Kay M (347)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:09 pm
done, thx.

Lisa Neste (207)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:10 pm
Lisa, You signed on December 23, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Kansas Douglas County District Attorney, Charles Branson
Shared on FB also.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:13 pm
Signed, thanks.

Julie E (405)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:20 pm

I had read this story last week. I was hoping this was going to be a positive post getting justice for the turkey and prosecuting those that were involved. Glad to see so many people still fighting for this turkey. The turkey was rented out I just read.

Poor thing was tortured by several idiots!

I had written a letter to several people including the college and the police department. If anyone wants the e-mail I sent, I can find it and give it to you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:03 pm
Noted and signed. These people need to face severe consequences for their actions including jail time and expulsion from school. Thanks so much, Cher.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:20 pm
done and disgusted

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:21 pm
All turkeys raised to be slain and eaten by humans also suffer the same level of dread and fear. These disgraceful abuses number in the billions. PLEASE eat alternatives to living, sacred sentient beings. We are trying the GARDEIN this year along with the Tofurkey. During Thanksgiving we had the Trader Joe's Turkeyless. There is EVERY REASON NEVER TO HARM BEINGS and every reason to eat organic veg'n.

Iveta c (41)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:46 pm
Signed !! Thank you Cher . Sick people !!!

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:53 pm
done ty

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:04 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:24 pm
Noted and signed.

Nichole L (69)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:32 pm

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:33 pm

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:44 pm
S & N!

James Merit (144)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:35 pm

Animae C (514)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 4:32 pm

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 4:42 pm

. (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:10 pm
Jail them. Torture them. Leave them broken.

pam w (139)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:26 pm
May I have a few moments alone with these "people," please?

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:54 pm
noted and signed!!!!! my heart goes for htis inocent turkey!!!!!! its too sad!!!! its too cruel what people do to the inocents animals!!!!! i feel upset for heaven sake!!!!!!!!!

Cyrille D (140)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:45 pm
Noted & Signed. Horrific...

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:08 pm

Holly Medic (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:09 pm
S & N

Rock H (254)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:47 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher.

I also flagged the three spammers that left their droppings on this page.

Laurie H (817)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:56 pm
Signed/Shared/so heartbreaking!~Thanks Cher~~

Fran F (118)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:33 pm
Signed and noted, and spammers flagged.

karen n (57)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:46 pm
signed and noted i really dont understand how people can do somthing like this,it is sick and disgusting

Marie W (67)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:07 pm

michelle t (41)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:08 pm
Lets do the same toi these trailer trash arseholes

Shawna S (45)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:16 pm
Thanks Cher :")
What kind of sick fu(ks find this fun?? Fraternity people are adults, no?? What position does the university take?? These students should be reprimanded in a somewhat likewise maybe cleaning turkey shit from sanctuary farms. And Happy Holidays to you !!

Virginia Esquer (8)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:34 pm

Robert O (12)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:36 pm
How absolutely sickening! What is wrong with people? Definitely signed. Thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:16 pm
Signed, of course.

But what do people think happens on a turkey farm? Is that so very different?

Lydia S (155)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:37 pm
Signed , Thanks

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:43 pm
Furthermore, studies done on serial killers find that they beging their nefarious careers with the torture of aninmals. It doesn't stop there.

irene davis (74)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:58 pm
sadly signed.

Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:34 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher

Monday December 24, 2012, 12:47 am
Thank you!

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:29 am
Victoria, You signed on December 24, 2012.

Carol Bischoff (409)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:50 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:14 am

P A (117)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:30 am
WTF??? The University of Kansas should investigate and SACK everyone even slightly responsible - vile apologies for human beings! Signed.

Julia R (296)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:39 am
These horrible degenerates should not only be kicked out of school but they should be charged with felony animal cruelty and have to serve jail time too! What they did was deliberate and vicious! The U. of Kansas needs to take this very seriously because students like that will give it a very bad name and reputation! I certainly wouldn't want my child going to a school with such violent students who show no control over their depraved behavior!

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:06 am

Danuta W (1250)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:38 am

paul m (93)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:04 am


Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:42 am
Until the lawmakers take animal cruelty more serious and meter out harsher penalties people get away with these barbaric crimes to animals thinking that its ok or they will just get a slap on the wrist Its time they started listening to the people and take animal cruelty more seriously Animals should have rights They dont deserve to be treated like this by an ever growing number of sick twisted individuals Need more politicians with sympathy for animals but while the majority of males seem to think its ok to hunt and shoot defenceless animals what hope is there

Veronique L (209)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:49 am

Veronique L (209)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:50 am
And flagged one spammer!

Valerie H (133)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:11 am
Thank you, signed

Amy E (66)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:53 am

Hayley C (7)
Monday December 24, 2012, 8:22 am
Sickening, most definitely signed.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 8:42 am
Just a sad state of affairs concerning the human species...shamefull.

samantha l (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:41 am
Signed! Breaks my heart.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 11:39 am

Thomas P (280)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:09 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

Sara Williams (8)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:03 pm
So sick. Gladly signed.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:18 pm
Sadly noted

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:18 pm
Sadly noted

Tammy Taylor (12)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:50 pm
This is disgusting ... I hope someone tried to do something right for this poor animal ... I certainly wouldn't keep quite if someone ever pulled a stunt like this around me!

Kim O (396)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:06 pm
Signed and spamster reported again!! Thanks Cher and Happy Ho Ho!

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:19 pm
Signed. Thanks.

Sandi C (98)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:19 pm

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 4:59 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:39 am
N & S Cher :0 Tnx

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 7:57 am
Thanks Cher. Will sign this an rest of my backlog of Care2 petitions when the problem of not accepting my zip code is fixed. Merry Christmas.

Talya H (10)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 3:48 pm
signed! :(

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:08 am
Noted and signed!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:54 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Michael Holland (10)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:46 pm
Signed aand noted

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:12 pm

Gene Sengstake (77)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:21 pm
And chances are these jerks will get off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. They should thank God the law protects them from people who would like to see them hung out to dry - - -

Joy McRonald (169)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:41 pm
Signed and noted... Animals always suffer.. so sad.

Stephanie C (14)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:44 pm
already signed but I noted it. R.I.P. little turkey :(

Marianne B (107)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:22 pm
signed,commented on, and noted

Tanja H (2)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:50 am
Noted & signed. :(

federico b (47)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:20 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.

Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:58 am
What the Hell!!!!!!!!
Barbarians, can't even give them the name of Animals its too good for these types

Natalie V (27)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 9:42 am

Ruth R (246)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:18 pm

Kathleen B (37)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:19 pm
I cringe at the thought of ordinary USAns having a good old time by tormenting a hapless turkey.
When I was a child there were poultry stores, I'd ask my Gramma why she didn't buy it already to cook, why take it home, kill it, pluck it, etc.
She replied, how else can you know if the bird is ill?

In my lifetime it has gone from live turkeys & poultry preening in store windows, to now with both my grown children vegetarians & as for me, the quality has changed and not for the better, if I cook meat I almost always end up feeding it to my cat & dogs.

Paulo R (13)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:45 pm
Here is their contact information:

Beta Theta Pi - Alpha Nu Chapter
1425 Tennessee Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 843-4711

This is the fifth time this topic is posted. Iím happy to see it is getting the attention it deserves.
The KU fraternity was suspended indefinitely by its national Beta Theta Pi organization. University officials left disciplinary action to the national fraternity because the house is not on KU property. Lawrence police were investigating whether animal abuse laws were violated. PETA is now investigating the circumstances involved and will recommend criminal charges if deemed appropriate. According to LJ, Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley has sent the report to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office for possible prosecution also.

I hope they arrest the bastards involved. It would be great if they had their arm or leg broken with a bat to know what it feels like.

DORIS L (61)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 2:43 pm

Talya H (10)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 4:10 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 9:06 am
Olivia, You signed on January 2, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Kansas Douglas County District Attorney, Charles Branson
thanks Cher...playing "catch up" now
Happy New Year

Juliette Claparede (42)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 10:20 am
Noted and signed !

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 2:19 pm
Armand, You signed on January 2, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Kansas Douglas County District Attorney, Charles Branson

Emma S (239)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:25 am
As a British person, the more I hear about 'frat' parties the less I like the sound of them. Whatever they are. Signed. Thanks, Cher.

Dawn M (142)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 3:31 pm
Noted and signed!! Worthless scumbags!!

irene davis (74)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:30 am

Ms. Davis,

Thanks for your outreach and please know that we appreciate and share in your concern. Let me assure you that Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity takes these allegations very seriously. At this time, we have suspended the chapterís activities pending a complete and thorough investigation.

Please see the attached statement issued on behalf of the undergraduate chapter, which acknowledges the General Fraternityís suspension of chapter activities.

In addition, the following statement was provided to the undergraduate chapterís leadership as a part of the official action to suspend all chapter activities pending the ongoing investigations:

ďBeta Theta Pi prides itself on being an organization that holds its members to the highest standards of personal and group conduct. The risk management policy and other rules and regulations of the General Fraternity, the University and the state of Kansas provide the framework for those standards. In light of the recent incident at the chapterís semester-end formal dinner and dance, the chapterís ability to operate in the constructs of those regulations has been called into question.

It is expected that the General Fraternity and the Alpha Nu chapter will coordinate an initial investigation to determine what occurred the evening of the incident. Further, we expect that the chapter will comply fully with University and local officials during their investigations. All chapter activities are suspended until a complete investigation has been completed.Ē

Further, Beta is certainly ensuring that this chapter never has a live animal at another event in the future and are looking into how prevalent this problem is at our other chapters to determine the need for and/or best way to communicate a national policy banning live animals from all Beta Theta Pi events.

We will continue to work diligently to make sure appropriate parties are held accountable and we appreciate your patience as this process unfolds.



December 19, 2012
Members of the KU and Lawrence Community:
The University of Kansas Chapter of Beta Theta Pi and its alumni take seriously the allegations of
mistreatment of animals in conjunction with our annual end-of-the-semester formal dinner and dance
last Friday night. It is for that reason that our chapter supports and accepts our General Fraternityís
decision to immediately suspend our chapterís activities until a thorough investigation has been
completed. We are fully cooperating with the University of Kansas, Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity and
legal authorities. The alleged behavior conflicts sharply with our values of integrity, responsible conduct
and trust, and pending the outcome of the investigation, we are committed to holding responsible
parties accountable for any inappropriate behavior.
The Alpha Nu Chapter of Beta Theta Pi
University of Kansas

Michelle R (13)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:52 am
Thank You for the update.

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:42 am
done. Once again cruelty knows no bounds, but then I guess it's easy for these bastards to torture and kill a helpless turkey. I truly hope-what goes around, comes around.

Wendy J F (62)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 10:50 am
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