Stop the Cruel “Turkey Drop” Event

Target: Roger Bates, Member of Yellville Chamber of Commerce

Goal: Stop throwing wild turkeys from planes for entertainment.

Every year in Yellville, Arkansas, the Turkey Trot Festival hosts the notorious “turkey drop” event. During the “turkey drop,” wild turkeys are thrown into airplanes and then carelessly tossed from the sky. The event is barbaric and must be stopped.

In the wild, turkeys only fly short distances and never go above 100 feet. The “turkey drop” brings these animals much higher in the sky. Not only is this fall terrifying for the birds, but it can also lead to serious injuries and death. Two of the 16 turkeys thrown from the plane died last year. Despite these deaths, Yellville officials continue to claim the event is harmless.

Sign this petition and demand Yellville officials stop denying this obvious cruelty and put an end to this event.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Bates,

Every year, Yellville hosts the Turkey Trot Festival and its notoriously cruel event, the “turkey drop.” During this event, terrified turkeys are thrown from a plane while onlookers watch the turkeys hopelessly plummet to the ground. This event is barbaric and needs to be ceased.

Turkeys cannot fly long distances in the wild and never go above 100 feet. During the “turkey drop,” these turkeys are taken much higher than they’ve ever gone and then are forced to endure the terrifying fall. Two of the 16 turkeys from last year died as a result of these falls.

Please put an end to this cruel event. No animal should suffer and possibly die for human entertainment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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16 Comments

  1. Please stop this horrifying sadistic event.
    The perpetrators must be deranged to do such a thing! They cause the terrible suffering of these innocent birds, and the deaths of some of them. To them it’s “entertainment”? How sick and disgusting.
    How come they aren’t charged with animal cruelty? They should be.

  2. Selena Brooks Selena Brooks says:

    Sick and disgusting treatment of animals!

  3. Matthew Cochlin says:

    America seriously seems to have lost it’s way!

    • Before we were even America, we tortured cats by ripping our their fur and tossing them into a bonfire. We never even found our way.

  4. Horrific cruelty! Throw these inhumane moronic humans out of the plane instead. I think it would be funny to watch their terrified faces & see how much fun they have. What a bunch of genetic defects.

  5. Heather Brophy says:

    Roger are you and your entire town a bunch of Ignorant, Cruel Subhumans? Why don’t the Fools drop themselves for real entertainment! I know God asked you to torture innocent animals, you Idiots!

  6. HOW SICK AND SINFUL N SO EVIL HUMANS NOW. GOD IS WATCHING YOU ALL. AN EYE FOR AN EYE. STOP THIS EVIL ACTS BEFORE YOU ALL FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELVES !! TOO LATE TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS THEN!!

  7. Elizabeth Sargeant says:

    Here we go again…..
    I’m waiting for the rise of the apes, that’ll teach ’em!!

  8. These people are numbskulls, they are so unintelligent that they’d be dangerous if they had a brain. Why would you do something this cruel to a poor defenceless bird.

  9. These people must have no brains or a heart. Death of these innocent creatures for entertainment is beyond evil!!

  10. Brian Miller says:

    I suggest these sick maggots throw their own children from airplanes and see if they can fly. Cruel, monstrous POS. This is America in 2017! 🙁

  11. Ron McPherson says:

    Lol,you are all a bunch of idiots. Most of the birds become pets and not dinner like they would if not dropped. Roger has nothing to do with it..at least get at least one fact right. I know, I am a past president of the chamber.

    • Whoever is in charge of this event – whether it is Roger or anyone else – is cruel.
      You call us idiots for objecting to the cruel and inhumane treatment of innocent birds?!
      I am glad these poor birds become pets and are not killed and eaten, but this does not excuse the horrible abuse of them, including the terrorizing of them, by throwing them out of airplanes for “entertainment” – which, by the way does kill some of them.

  12. Cruel bastards do this to them

  13. Barbaric, primitive, cowardly, and superfluous murders of the poor animals .
    of great atrocity, Noxious

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