North Carolina On The Hook For $75,000 In Possum Drop Fees

Thanks, PETA!

(WRAL) A Superior Court judge has ordered the state Wildlife Resources Commission to pay almost $75,000 in attorney fees to PETA in the legal challenge to the annual New Year’s Eve Possum Drop in Brasstown.

OK, it’s not all PETA’s fault: all the NC General Assembly had to do was pass a law making the permits required to put a possum in a basket and drop it on New Year’s Eve all nice a legal like. Instead, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, under Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue, fought the original ruling. Let’s not forget that as part of the original ruling, the judge stated that the possum should have either been let go or killed. That’s right. Killed.

State lawmakers passed legislation allowing the Possum Drop to continue in February, and Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law.

Let’s consider: people actually need a permit to put a freaking possum in a basket and drop it on New Year’s Eve. A. Permit. For a possum drop. I could understand if it was an endangered animal or wildlife, or something that was very dangerous. But, this is a possum, which is probably asleep during the entire thing. So, because of stupid regulations in the first place, there were court precedings, and the NC taxpayer is on the hook for $75K, and then the GA and Governor have to waste time passing more legislation. Just so some folks can put a possum in a basket. We’re being dinked and dunked to death with Government. Bless their hearts.

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3 Responses to “North Carolina On The Hook For $75,000 In Possum Drop Fees”

  1. gitarcarver says:

    While it may not be totally Peta’s fault, I would love to see the billing hours for Peta’s counsel as I would bet there is no way they had $75k in costs in 2 days.

  2. blick says:

    $75,000 for a live possum. Time to go find a stuffed one at the taxidermists or at the toy store. An even better marketing ploy would be to change it to a Hooters drop with an appropriate young lady in the basket. Probably no law against dropping a human being.

  3. White_Cracka_Speeding_Gumballs says:

    Possums are more protected than humans dontyaknow.

    when are we going to enact “loser pays”? PETA only makes their money suing gov’t and having the gov’t reimburse their “expenses” even if PETA loses.

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