Subscribe Register Login
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App

OPINION — Editorial

Find a better way

This article was published October 17, 2017 at 2:30 a.m.

We've always done it this way.

This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. Click here to search for this story in the archives.

Print Headline: Find a better way

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments on: Find a better way

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3 total comments

karen11290852 says... October 17, 2017 at 5:07 a.m.

Thank you for speaking out against dropping turkeys from moving aircraft from a height to which even wild turkeys never ascend. Nor did turkeys evolve in Nature to be dropped from any height but, rather, they evolved to take off from the ground or a branch, which is totally different, biologically, from being dropped, whether from an airplane or the top of a building. In addition to the height from which the turkeys are being forced out of the plane, they experience terrific wind pressure produced by the plane. There is nothing in these birds' natural behavior, genetics, or evolution enabling them to comprehend or cope with this situation. Nor is chasing terrified turkeys around town "humane." Imagine grown-ups teaching their children to enjoy terrorizing, injuring and killing turkeys (or any fellow creature) for the pleasure of making them suffer. Most of the comments posted following your recent article about the "turkey drop" exhibit a very ugly, mean-spirited attitude of ignorance and viciousness toward the birds. The "turkey drop" speaks poorly for Yellville. The very word "Yellville" connotes cruelty and pitiless pathology.
Thank you for again for taking a stand. Sincerely, Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns, author of More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality.

( | suggest removal )

23cal says... October 17, 2017 at 7:14 a.m.

"Just because it's always been done that way doesn't mean a tradition should continue."
*
Where is this sentiment from the editor when it comes to church and state violations such as Nativity scenes on courthouse lawns?

( | suggest removal )

rubythecat96gmailcom says... October 17, 2017 at 9:21 p.m.

thank you well, said... but i have my doubts about the people of Yellville changing... they are pretty backward.. I mean they are throwing animals out of a plane for their entertainment !

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

ADVERTISEMENT

SHOPPING

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online