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Title: Seriously???? PETA blocks ‘possum drop’ for now.....
Post by: Gutpiles on September 29, 2012, 04:45:12 PM
You may have heard about the good ol' 'Possum Drop before? Well....you knew what was coming from the morons at Peta. Gotta support the fine folks at Brasstown - Fight on brothers!! >:)
 
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2012/09/27/peta-blocks-possum-drop-for-now.html (http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2012/09/27/peta-blocks-possum-drop-for-now.html)

For 20 years, the jubilant citizens of Brasstown, N.C., have welcomed the new year by catching a wild opossum, placing it in a Plexiglas cage draped with tinsel and slowly lowering it over a cheering crowd as fireworks explode in the night sky.
 
But last December, this mountain-town tradition caught the eye of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who have since fought to stop Brasstown’s annual possum drop.
 
“Possums are very shy,” said Martina Bernstein, director of litigation for PETA. “They are wild animals. You can’t explain to them that you just want to have fun.”
 
On Tuesday, Senior Administrative Law Judge Fred Morrison Jr. denied the state’s motion to dismiss PETA’s case seeking an end to the practice. That could put this year’s possum drop in jeopardy.
 
“To us, it’s clear that the possum suffers,” Bernstein said. “Other people may not see that, and it’s hard to find experts.”
 
Full story:  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2012/09/27/peta-blocks-possum-drop-for-now.html (http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2012/09/27/peta-blocks-possum-drop-for-now.html)
Title: Re: Seriously???? PETA blocks ‘possum drop’ for now.....
Post by: John Andrews on September 30, 2012, 05:47:17 AM
Looks like PETA hasn't actually won yet. PETA would really have a fit if the town was denied the possum drop and instead, have a possum roundup and feed.  ;D