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State Wildlife Resources Commission Drops Appeal
For Immediate Release:January 31, 2013
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Brasstown, N.C. -- The formerly annual "Opossum
Drop" at Brasstown's Clay's Corner—in which a live opossum was suspended
above a rowdy crowd in a Plexiglas box for hours before being
"dropped" about 40 feet in imitation of the Times Square ball drop—will
remain illegal. Just two days after PETA filed a motion for sanctions
against the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) for pursuing its
appeal of Judge Fred Morrison's decision in Wake County Superior Court
confirming that it is unlawful to use a live native wild animal in events such
as the Opossum Drop, the WRC today filed papers in Wake County Superior Court
to dismiss its appeal.
"In recognizing that captive wildlife species shouldn't
be needlessly harassed, North Carolina has taken a welcome step forward,"
says PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna
North Carolina law prohibits possession of live wildlife
without a permit. These permits require "humane treatment" of wild
animals. On November 13, the Office of Administrative Hearings in Wake County
ruled that "WRC has no authority to issue any permit to [Clay's Corner
owner Clay] Logan for the unlawful public display of a native wild animal at
the Opossum Drop Event."
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