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PETA Objects To Festive Possum-Dropping Tradition

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In Times Square, they drop a ball on New Year's. In Brasstown, North Carolina, they apparently drop a possum. PETA, being PETA, would like this to stop. They say, "Using a captive opossum as the centerpiece of a raucous party is cruel and illegal." However, possum-drop orchestrator Clay Logan says the event is perfectly humane, and that the animal is lowered slowly, not dropped. He adds, "It's a lot of good clean family fun. No alcohol. We advertise it as the only New Year's party you'll remember the next day no matter how much fun you had." We think it might be kinder to let the possum have a little champagne.

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AmyM1975
Dr. Opossum

I am a big fan of opossums, as you can see in my avatar, but I can't see any objection if the opossum isn't hurt. By the way, are there any fellow opossum admirers here or do you consider them, like most people, to be beady-eyed monsters?