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Cruel Turkey Drop Stopped!

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As we previously mentioned, Yellville Arkansas hosts an annual Turkey Trot Festival, where a small private aircraft would throw wild turkeys out of the sky.

This cruel practice was brought to PETA's attention and the animals rights group offered a $5,000 reward for any tips that led to the arrest and conviction of the "phantom pilot."

Many people at the festival still supported the turkey drop, wearing t-shirts that read: "I am the phantom pilot."

There was even a sign offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest of the PETA employee that came up with the $5,000 reward.

This year's Turkey Trot Festival passed without a single turkey dropped.

It may have been because of a warning to whoever the pilot may be, the FAA said:

"If a plane flies over and a turkey comes out of it, we're going to be talking to somebody."

With pilots risking losing their licenses it seems this cruel practice may have finally come to an end.

[Image via Carrie Devorah/WENN.]

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