Save The Possum Drop

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 6, 2013)--A bill introduced by a bipartisan group of North Carolina state lawmakers would allow the traditional New Year's Eve Possum Drop to use a live animal.

The animal rights group PETA had sued to stop the practice, alleging the state Wildlife Resources Commission didn't have the authority to grant a permit for trapping a wild opossum for the event.

The possums are released after they’re gently lowered in a clear box on New Year’s Eve, an event that draws thousands to tiny Brasstown, in the far western tip of North Carolina.


KWTX-TV News 10 6700 American Plaza Waco, Texas 76712 (254) 776-1330 Fax (254) 751-1088
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 190068281