Possum or not, the show must go on in Brasstown, N.C.
In November, Raleigh, N.C.-based Judge Fred Morrison sided with PETA, ruling that the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission did not have legal grounds to issue special permits for Logan to capture and display the opossums.
"Citizens are prohibited from capturing and using wild animals for pets or amusement," Morrison wrote in his opinion. "Hunters must afford wild animals the same right Patrick Henry yearned for: 'Give me liberty, or give me death!"
While Logan said the event will go on, he was evasive about what exactly will happen at Clay's Corner tonight at midnight. Will there be a show of defiance with a live opossum? Will it be replaced with a stuffed opossum, or Repurposed roadkill?
The event featured roadkill opossum about 10 years ago, when PETA first came after Logan.
"We cleaned him off, propped him up pretty and froze him in the freezer," said Logan.
Morrison: You can't lower the possum!
O'Possum: You can't lower the deficit!
Posted by: KBK 2012-12-31