"One man's road kill is another man's icon"
Traditions are fading all over the United States. Some because people have forgotten then, some because those who spent their lives upholding them have passed on, some out of apathy toward the imporatnce of people upholding their traditions and some because there is a segment of our society that believe that their beliefs supersede those of anyone else and use the courts to back up their petty and stupid ideas of right and wrong.
PETA has won a low suite to stop the New Years Eve tradition at Logans Corner, North Carolina. The Opossum Drop!!!
Yeppers kiddies New York City has its Big Apple Drop but here in North Carolina we drop a opossum at midnight on New Years Eve. Here is how it works or at least use to work. An opossum is captured and displayed for about two weeks at Logans Store. Then on New Years Eve it is placed in a holiday decorated cage and dropped just like the Big Apple. The opossum is not injured in any way and is released after the event.
Enter PETA with a law suite claiming animal cruelty and another tradition dies.
The judge states that. "Citizens are prohibited from capturing and using wild animals for pets or amusement," Judge Fred Morrison wrote in his ruling. "Hunters must afford wild animals the same right Patrick Henry yearned for: 'Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Apparently the hunting licence issued by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission allows citizens to hunt, kill and eat the opossum but not to catch and release it. It seems strange that PETA would rather have the animal killed than released.
Of course I have a solution, lol. I say we hunt and kill the opossum, cook it and serve it on a holiday platter that is dropped at midnight on New Years Eve. Everyone should be happy. PETA gets a no capture and release of the opossum. Logans Corner gets its New Years Opossum Drop. And finally Judge Fred Morrison gets to see what a great big asshole he has made of himself.
There is a great recipe for Stuffed Roast Opossum at Food.com. My mouth is watering already and I am organizing a trip to Logans Corner. I bet Patrick Henry Loved a good opossum dinner.
What is the difference between a Northern fairy tale and a Southern fairy tale?...The Northern fairy tale starts out "Once upon a time..." and the Southern fairy tale starts out with "You ain't gonna believe this crap..!"