- “For years, Kansas State students have smuggled live chickens into basketball games against Kansas, then thrown them onto the court and behind the opposing bench before tip-off – mocking their rival’s Jayhawk mascot.
But an animal rights group objected to the mistreatment of chickens, and the school issued an open letter to fans this week calling for an end to the practice.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals responded to the latest incident during a game Feb. 19 by sending a letter to university president Jon Wefald. The letter described chickens as “very intelligent and inquisitive animals” that appeared to have been subjected to “deafening noise, bright lights, terror, abusive handling and likely death for the sake of amusement.”
I’m not so concerned with what happens to the chickens during the prank, chickens are tough, but would they starve to death on the streets of Manhatten, Kansas afterwards?