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The Arkansas "turkey drop" which really amounts to a "sick Festival of Death." needs to be stopped and stopped now. The Yellville turkey drop is an October event in which live turkeys are forced out of planes flying 500 to 1,000 feet above ground. The fun, if it can be called fun, (certainly not for the turkeys is to make the turkeys suffer by tossing them out of a plane. The fun for these depraved individuals is to watch them free-falling in midair until they hit the ground or get tangled up in wires and tree branches. And then the so called final fun is to chase the birds who didn’t die and subsequently kill them.

The promoters like to joke that these turkeys "can fly"; however, wild turkeys would not normally fly that high above ground. Moreover, for a bird, the decision to take off from the ground or a branch or other platform is totally different from being pitched involuntarily from a MOVING machine high in the air in the midst of terrific wind pressure produced by the plane, to plunge to wherever the traumatized bird happens to land.

 

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URGENT: Ask Sponsors to Ditch Support for Cruel ‘Turkey Drop’!

Please contact Yellville’s Mayor and Chamber of Commerce directly:
Yellville Chamber of Commerce
414 West 3rd Street
Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: 870-449-4676
Email: info@yellvillechamber.com
Website: Yellville Chamber of Commerce members

Mayor Shawn Lane & other local officials/contact information:
Yellville City Officials

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