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26 March 2013
Urge District Attorney: What Are You Doing About Criminal Charges Against the Beta Theta Pi Turkey Abusers?
Please write a letter to the DA demanding justice for the turkey who was tortured and killed by University of Kansas fraternity members on Dec. 14, 2012.

For background on this case, please see:
Students Tortured a Turkey to Death at a Fraternity Drinking Party UPC Winter-Spring 2013 Poultry Press

Today UPC wrote – again – to the Douglas County, Kansas District Attorney:

District Attorney Charles Branson
Douglas County District Attorney’s Office
111 E. 11th St, Unit 100
Lawrence, KS 66044--2912

Dear Mr. Branson:

Please advise me of the status of your investigation and prosecution of The University of Kansas Beta Theta Pi fraternity members who intentionally abused and killed a turkey on December 14, 2012, at the fraternity house, during a fraternity party. What is your decision regarding this animal-cruelty case? We expect your Office to uphold the Kansas Cruelty to Animals Statute 21-4310 to the fullest extent of the law. If any case fits the definition of intentional cruelty to animals, including intentional torture and killing for pleasure, under the state law, this case does.

Please tell me your Office’s decision regarding prosecution of these offenders under the Kansas Cruelty to Animals Statute.

Thank you for your attention. We await your reply.


Karen Davis, PhD, President
United Poultry Concerns
Machipongo, VA 23405
Office: 757-678-7875
Website: www.upc-online.org

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