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.
Activists voice concern at fraternity animal abuse
Published: Fri Jan 30, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:45 p.m.