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No More New Years Possum Drop In NC

 

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Uh Oh. It will never be confused with “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” but for one small North Carolina town, the annual possum drop is one fine way to start the new year. Until now. For the last 21 years families living in Brasstown, N.C., take part in festivities beginning two hours before midnight, and describe the event as “Good, clean, family fun”. A judge ruled Tuesday that a state agency didn’t have the authority to issue a permit for the event.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had sued the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which issues the permit for the event, saying it’s illegal and cruel. The commission has 30 days to appeal Morrison’s decision to Superior Court. A spokesman said the agency will decide whether to appeal after reviewing the 18-page ruling – This challenge by PETA marks at least the third time that someone has challenged the drop.

Check out more on the annual event, and just be glad PETA hasn’t gotten wind of the Crawfish Festival yet.

 

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