Stop Dropping Live Turkeys from Airplanes

  • By: Nyack Clancy
  • Target: The Honorable Shawn Lane, Mayor of the City of Yellville Arkanas
79,032 SUPPORTERS
80,000 GOAL

Every Autumn, the city of Yellville holds its annual Turkey Trot Festival, during which domestic turkeys are hurled from private planes traveling around 70 miles per hour at altitudes of approximately 1,000 feet as part of the “Turkey Drop” tradition.

Disoriented and unable to right themselves, most birds plummet like bricks, fatally crashing onto buildings, cars, and the street.

The Turkey Drop clearly violates Arkansas law (§5-62-103), which states that a person commits the offense of cruelty to animals if he or she knowingly subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment.

We urge the Mayor of Yellville to do everything in his power to end this cruel and illegal tradition.

The Honorable Shawn Lane
Mayor of the City of Yellville
Yellville City Hall
Phone: 870-449-6581
Emails: clerk@yellville.net , mayor@yellville.net

6 thoughts on “Stop Dropping Live Turkeys from Airplanes

  1. Americans have gone out of their brains, assuming they have any. Their pleasures have reached the stage of morbidity.

  2. This is just bizarre. I happened to see it on the news yesterday, with a F&W representative stating the usual ‘We can’t do anything about it because [fill in the blank].’ Supposedly this time it is because the turkeys are ‘pets’ and not under their purview – but certainly cruelty to animals statutes would apply. There are people trying to stop this barbarism.

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