There’s an annual festival in Arkansas where live turkeys are dropped from an airplane. Attendees chase the surviving turkeys hoping to catch them.
FAA regulations do not specifically prohibit dropping live animals from aircraft, possibly because the authors of the regulation never anticipated that an explicit prohibition would be necessary
According to the FAA, “Our regulations only cover ‘objects,’ and specify that they can be dropped from aircraft as long as they don’t pose a danger to people or property on the ground” but in this case the pilot drops the turkeys away from crowds of people.
Here’s video of turkeys being thrown out of a plane at the festival:
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Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, who recently joined the Mile high Club on a one hour American Airlines flight, is trying to put an end to the Yellville, Arkansas turkey drop. But despite the best efforts of the former husband to both Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson, the county prosecutor will not pursue animal cruelty charges.
(HT: Khalil D.)