National Affairs: Ruffled Feathers

A fortnight ago, sportsmen at South Carolina's Branchdale Jockey Club revived the ancient sport of goose pulling (TIME, March 10). Last week they found that they had ruffled far more feathers than those on the neck of the goose. Indignant letters poured into the state's newspapers. The S.P.C.A. asked that a warrant be drawn up, charging Edward O'Brien, president of the club, with cruelty to animals. O'Brien apologized: "We are as sorry as possible. . . . Nothing of this kind will ever happen again."


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