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Turkey drop at Arkansas festival is 'twisted,' 'sick,' famous heavy-metal rocker says; FAA finds no violations

By Bill Bowden

This article was published November 15, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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A live turkey falls from a plane over a field Oct. 14 during Yellville’s Turkey Trot festival. Despite outcry from animal-welfare activists, federal officials say such flights violate no regulations.

Tommy Lee is shown in this file photo.

A map showing the location of Yellville.

Heavy-metal rocker and animal-welfare activist Tommy Lee has called for an end to the chuckwagon races in Calgary, Alberta, and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Tommy Lee is shown in this file photo.

A map showing the location of Yellville.

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GCW says... November 15, 2017 at 7:39 a.m.

I would rather be thrown from a plane than listen to another hair band song.

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LucyP says... November 15, 2017 at 9:22 a.m.

Tommy Lee is right. This is sick, twisted, and cruelty--plain and simple. There is nothing entertaining about shoving terrified birds from a plane and seeing whether they can manage to break their falls or whether they tumble to severe injuries or deaths.

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HenryP says... November 15, 2017 at 9:46 a.m.

Pornstar speaks....ho-hum....

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Kharma says... November 15, 2017 at 10:10 a.m.

Maybe the sick f..ks of Marion County could change the event to the Kitten Trot and then someone could throw kittens out at 1000 feet. Great sport this.

If however the plan was changed so as to bombard from 1000 feet the 'tards in attendance with plump frozen turkeys, then that would be exceptional and in good form.

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bsmindboggle says... November 15, 2017 at 10:19 a.m.

How about this twist instead on the turkey drop: A competition among parachutists dressed as turkeys. The one closest to the center of the target gets a turkey trophy and a free turkey every year for life. Also, give an award for the best turkey costume.

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msel177601241230 says... November 15, 2017 at 10:33 a.m.

People should mind their own business. The turkey is going to be roasted so what is the big deal?

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Winfield says... November 15, 2017 at 10:49 a.m.

So it kills a few turkeys every now and then; there's always a hungry mouth somewhere that can enjoy the meat from the turkeys that die from the jump. Too much ta-doo about nothing from the left wing crowd.

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Kharma says... November 15, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.

And if the turkeys were killed humanly there wouldn't be this outcry. It's really bizzare that simpletons cannot grasp this basic concept.

Are animals tortured to death tastier?

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TravisBickle says... November 15, 2017 at 11:47 a.m.

Tommy Lee famous?? For what, a sex tape and pedestrian, light weight hair metal??!! Stick to your Hollyweird corner of the world.

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FireEyes says... November 15, 2017 at 1:06 p.m.

It's oh so easy to condemn from your keyboard isn't it. How about some of you 'big boys' go up to Marion County and tell those folks face-to-face. Now, THAT'S something I'd make the drive and pay to see.
Do I like the stunt? Nope, but I've got better sense than to tell mountain folk what to do. Just saying........

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