Judge Rules Against Possum Drop, Brings Irony

Unintentional, and hilarious, irony

(Raleigh N&O) A Wake County judge has ordered a halt to the annual Opossum Drop in the mountain community of Brasstown, a victory for animal rights groups who called lowering the marsupial in a tinsel-covered box on New Year’s Eve is inhumane.

See, all sorts of animal rights whiners have gone whiny whiner over slowly lowering a possum on New Years. Here’s where it gets funny

“WRC should therefore have instructed Logan to immediately release the opossum into the wild where the opossum had been captured, or kill it,” Morrison wrote in his order.

Heh! I bet the possum would prefer the cushy life of getting fed, blazing around, and having to be in a box once a year to being killed.

The story also illustrates the idiocy of government overreach, since the judge ruled the way he did due to the store owner not having the “right permits” to keep a possum. Silly.

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6 Responses to “Judge Rules Against Possum Drop, Brings Irony”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:


  2. […] RulesHomeNC Judge: No Dropping Possums, But Killing Them OkayNovember 13, 2012By Lonely ConservativeFile this one under “Things You Just Can’t Make Up.”A Wake County judge has ordered a halt to […]

  3. I started losing it in laughter when I ran across the story while at work.

  4. gitarcarver says:

    This was funny until I saw this:

    “Hunters must afford wild animals the same right Patrick Henry yearned for,” Senior Administrative Law Judge Fred Morrison Jr. wrote in his order. “’Give me liberty, or give me death!’”

  5. Gumball_Brains says:

    So, if they tied the possum to a long rope and slowly lowered it until new years, when the possum became strangled.. to death, then that would be ok.

    We gave it death.

    Hunting is the perfect example of that GC. Either our shot gives them death, or it misses and gives the meat-carrying creature liberty.

    In other words, another judge that has no clue what he’s spewing.

  6. […] the story on the possum drop from yesterday, the Morning Rush radio show here in Raleigh was discussing and soliciting ideas. Of […]

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