25 April 2018

Dropping Turkeys from Airplanes May Cease in Yellville, Arkansas

Turkey tossed from an airplane.

Good News! Arkansas Online reported April 25, 2018 that:

“The Mid-Marion County Rotary Club has decided to sponsor the annual Turkey Trot festival this year in Yellville after another sponsor backed out.

The Rotary Club voted 16-6 on Monday to take over sponsorship, but only if no live turkeys are on the premises or dropped from airplanes, said Stan Duffy, president elect of the Rotary Club.”

Read this promising article: Arkansas festival gets sponsor under condition that no live turkeys thrown from plane.

UPC president Karen Davis posted a grateful comment:

“This is truly good news! Thank you on behalf of the turkeys and all of us who have urged Yellville to refuse to have anything to do with throwing live birds out of airplanes. Turkeys are not suited for such a terrifying ordeal. I believe most residents do not view throwing them from moving aircraft to be amusing or acceptable. The Rotary Club is making the right decision from every standpoint.”

For background on the Yellville, Arkansas “turkey drop” and our campaign with other groups to expose and eliminate it since the early 1990s, see our Alerts: