ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Fraternity brothers have dropped a puppy off a Mississippi River bridge, beaten a goose to death with a golf club and abandoned an unconscious, intoxicated pig in a park.
More recently, Phi Kappa Psi members killed, skinned, burned and ate a raccoon at the University of Georgia.
These and other acts on campuses across the country have drawn the fury of animal activists who say such abuse has grown into a dangerous trend because it is too often treated as innocent college hijinks.
Experts on the Greek culture acknowledge meanness toward animals could be a byproduct of the wild behavior and drinking that have been part of fraternity life for years, despite efforts to change the "Animal House" stereotype.