Yellville, AR-- For decades the turkey drop at the annual Turkey Trot festival has drawn hundreds of people to Yellville, Arkansas.
But this year, The Federal Aviation Administration threatens to discipline any pilot who drops live turkeys.
"I think it's Un-American. Anyone that knows anything about wildlife knows that turkeys can fly and they don't get hurt. It's a festival and why should we stop what they have been doing for 66 years? It's awesome," said Theresa Rodgers.
F.A.A. leaders say they have seen video of a turkey falling straight down and bouncing off the roof of a building.
Eddie Horton has setup a booth at the Turkey Trot for several years. He's afraid he might lose business if the turkeys are not dropped.
"I think they need to mind their own business and get out of it. They are breaking a tradition that's been several years in the making here. They've disappointed a whole lot of people over a lot of negative attitudes from the PETA bunch," said Horton.