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article imageOp-Ed: 'Opossum drops' in North Carolina now have government blessing

By Justin King     Jun 18, 2014 in Odd News
Brasstown - It has been said that a person can tell where they would have stood on the issue of slavery had they been alive at the time, by looking at their stance on animal rights. North Carolina has shown the world that tradition outweighs human decency.
The state’s House of Representatives and Senate worked together to push through a bill that exempts “opossum drops” from the state’s animal cruelty laws. For those of us that don’t live in an area where torturing an animal for kicks is normal, an explanation of the term “opossum drop” is in order. Simply put, an opossum drop is when a group of hillbillies get together and dangle a live and terrified opossum over a crowd of yelling drunken partygoers while setting off fireworks.
Opossums are particularly startled by noise and lights, and the activity has been condemned by most civilized people.
An image of an opossum being subjected to this behavior is available here.
The legislation was proposed by Roger West, an organizer of an opossum drop. The legislation was specifically designed to allow citizens in Brasstown to host their traditional event. The bill allows the celebrations to occur from the day after Christmas until the day after New Year’s Day each year.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a lawsuit to stop the events.
Since the bill is considered to be local legislation, the Governor does not have a chance to veto it before it is enacted.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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