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KU fraternity suspended by national organization in wake of animal cruelty allegations

"A turkey's brain is about the size of a walnut and it is said that is has fewer brain cells than a cockroach."

I agree that this should not have happened--any hunter or experienced outdoorsman would show more respect for a bird like this--but would there be this same uproar for a cockroach? They're only capable of the same limited suffering as turkeys. Feel free to fact check.

December 19, 2012 at 6:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU fraternity suspended by national organization in wake of animal cruelty allegations

Someone did eventually step in unfortunately it was after the turkey was injured. It's extremely easy to claim that you would have intervened in this situation from behind a computer but to say so is denying a basic human fallacy. Have you heard of bystander effect? It's a pretty thoroughly studied area. At any rate, keep your legal opinions to yourself--leave interpretation of the law to the interpreters of law. Any story that receives media attention should not sway a legal decision.

December 19, 2012 at 6:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )