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Frat Boys Allegedly Torture Turkey!

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According to witnesses and media reports, members of the University of Kansas’ Beta Theta Pi fraternity reportedly tortured a turkey to death during a party at their building.

turkey at poplar spring animal sanctuary

The terrified animal was allegedly kicked in the cage that contained her and then relentlessly chased through a crowd of 150 people. Fraternity members allegedly threw her around “like a football,” swung her through the air, and choked her.

During this horrific ordeal, the screaming bird apparently sustained multiple broken bones and was ultimately killed.

Charges have not yet been filed against those responsible, even though these actions likely violate Kansas §21-6412 which defines “cruelty to animals” as “knowingly and maliciously killing, injuring, maiming, torturing, burning or mutilating any animal.”

Urge officials to make sure charges are filed and urge University of Kansas officials to enact a campus-wide ban on events involving live animals. Send polite comments to:

Chief Tarik Khatib
Lawrence Police Department
khatib@lkpd.org

The Honorable Charles Branson, District Attorney
Douglas County District Attorney’s Office
cbranson@douglas-county.com

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
University of Kansas
chancellor@ku.edu

Jeffrey Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
University of Kansas
jsv@ku.edu

Rueben Perez, Director, Greek Life
University of Kansas
rperez@ku.edu

Amy Long, Associate Director, Greek Life
University of Kansas
amylong@ku.edu

Dustin B. Struble, Assistant Director, Greek Life
University of Kansas
dustin.b.struble@ku.edu

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  • Profile photo of animalangel365

    702 days ago

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    Wow… So horrible. Who would find FUN in torturing an animal???

  • Profile photo of tessac

    740 days ago

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    Wow, if they think this is right, they’re definitely sick in the head.

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    843 days ago

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    This..just why? Nothing else to do? I mean throw a party, hit a pinata, don’t go torturing a helpless animal! :(

  • Profile photo of alani321

    849 days ago

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    This makes me want to cry. So many evil humans around these days, but so many amazing people such as all the members of the Street Team on Peta.

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    867 days ago

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    The email response I received was the following: “Thank you for your message. As you may know, this incident is under investigation by the Lawrence Police Department. It is also being investigated by the national fraternity, which has suspended the local chapter indefinitely, and the KU Interfraternity Council. The University of Kansas expects anyone with information about this incident to cooperate fully.

    Behavior such as that reported is reprehensible and is not what KU would expect from its students.”

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      864 days ago

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      I just received the same email.

  • Profile photo of morganj

    867 days ago

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    absolutely horrific and uncalled for!

  • Profile photo of maniange

    868 days ago

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    Are they humans or devils? The thought of those reckless people abusing the poor bird is getting on my nerves :/

  • Profile photo of Yeliz

    870 days ago

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    Look how innocent that bird is! I don’t understand how people can do that. Even the people who didn’t step in to help the Turkey they also caused THIS! >:( PLEASE IF ANYONE SEES SOMEONE HARMING AN ANIMAL, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! HELP THEM! REMEMBER THAT WE ARE THERE VOICE!

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    874 days ago

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    This is horrible :/

  • 878 days ago

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    Mostri umani ! Che la scontiate con gli interessi !!