FAA Approves Turkey Drop

Yellville, Arkansas was named for Archibald Yell who was killed at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War.

Yellville is also home to the Live Turkey Drop involving a Cessna 172 flying over the town square at 500 feet and tossing a dozen or so turkeys out of the plane.

When P.E.T.A. offered a $5,000 reward for the arrest of the pilot the drop was stopped for a while, but resumed in 2011.

This year P.E.T.A. demanded the FAA intervene.  So the agency sent an inspector who determined the drop doesn't violate FARs (Federal Aviation Regulations). 

Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, a poultry science professor says, “...dropping one from 500 feet is a horrific act of abuse.”    But then a post birth abortion is probably pretty bad too, right Yvonne?