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.
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
The Honorable Charles Branson, District Attorney
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
Jeffrey Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Rueben Perez, Director, Greek Life
Amy Long, Associate Director, Greek Life
Dustin B. Struble, Assistant Director, Greek Life
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