MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas State Athletic Department is
responding to a complaint over the mistreatment of live chickens at
a recent K-State-Kansas basketball game. For years the student body smuggled live chickens into games against their rivals to mock the Jayhawks' mascot.
The latest incident on February 19th caused an uproar from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which called the practice deplorable.
In an open letter to fans yesterday, the school said it does not condone the practice and that it tarnishes the image of the university. The school also says the act may be illegal and fans caught with animals could face prosecution.
The practice hasn't done much to will the Wildcats to victory.
KU beat K-State 71-to-62, running their overall winning streak in
Manhattan to 24 games.