2 July 2019

Demand Prosecution of Alabama Students Who Savagely Beat a Duck to Death with a Bat

Sign: Justice for Helpless Duck Shoved in Bag and Beaten With Baseball Bat

On May 5, 2019, Thomas “Landon” Grant, a 19-year-old former college student and 19-year-old Jacob Thomas Frye went to the pond at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, in Tallapoosa County, looking for an animal to abuse following a party.

Alexander City police Det. Robert Oliver said they and others grabbed a white Muscovy duck and “beat the duck with a bat,” then took the duck to a nearby apartment, put the beaten duck in a bag, beat the duck more, then disposed of the wounded, still living bird in the woods.

A baseball coach, overhearing a commotion, found the beaten duck in the woods, and took her to a veterinarian to be euthanized. The coach notified the authorities.

Thomas “Landon” Grant was arrested on May 31 and booked into the Tallapoosa County Jail on a Class C felony charge of aggravated cruelty for the “infliction of torture to the animal.” We understand that Jacob Thomas Frye has also been charged.

What Can I Do?

Politely urge the Tallapoosa County District Attorney to prosecute Thomas “Landon” Grant and Jacob Thomas Frye to the fullest extent of the law for their Class C aggravated felony cruelty to this duck. Please do NOT plead that this crime matters because it could lead to violence against humans. The duck’s experience is not a mere gateway to what could happen to humans. What the duck endured at the hands of these brutal men is as bad as it gets. Justice for this duck is what we are asking for. See United Poultry Concerns’ letter to the Tallapoosa County District Attorney.


Jeremy Duerr, District Attorney
Tallapoosa County, Alabama
395 Lee Street
Alexander City, AL 35010
Phone: 256-234-2735 or 256-215-3055
Email: duerrman@gmail.com


You are also encouraged to sign this Petition to the Alabama State Attorney General.


Thomas "Landon" Grant

Photo of Thomas "Landon" Grant


Jacob Thomas Frye

Photo of Jacob Thomas Frye


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Thank you for taking action!
United Poultry Concerns