LAWRENCE, Kan. - A University of Kansas fraternity has been suspended indefinitely by its national organization amid reports that members abused and killed a turkey at a party.
The suspension Tuesday came as Lawrence police investigate a report of possible animal cruelty during a party at Beta Theta Phi that drew about 150 people last week.
A spokesman for the national organization told The Lawrence Journal-World its leaders were "a little shocked" by accounts of the turkey's treatment.
The turkey had been rented for the party. Witnesses said some fraternity members broke the bird's cage, chased and choked it and broke its wing and a leg.
Police say they were told a fraternity member killed the bird to end its suffering.
The university says its Interfraternity Council is also investigating the complaint.
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