Sunday, March 4, 2007


Kansas State Condemns Chicken Toss

‘The chicken toss has been declared off limits at Kansas State. 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. [..]

Kansas State had said it would not comment on the complaint, but the athletic department issued a statement Tuesday saying it considers live, non-service animals “contraband.” Any fans caught with animals or caught throwing any object onto a playing surface will be ejected from the game and could face prosecution.’

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