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Arkansas Town Is Dropping Live Turkeys From Plane Again This Year

For some, “turkey drop” refers to the Thanksgiving-vacation breakup that commonly occurs for college freshmen in long-distance relationships. Not in Yellville, Arkansas. There, the phrase refers to a longstanding tradition of dropping live turkeys from a plane 500 feet in the air at the town’s annual “Turkey Trot” fall festival. The practice is continuing this year, despite opposition from animal rights groups and social media users after an Arkansas Times blog post condemning the drop went viral.
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