Stop Animal Cruelty wants to

End Possum-Abuse Loophole in North Carolina

A strange loophole allows North Carolinians to hunt, kill, and torture possums for five days a year. Close it now.

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    Animals are a lot more like us than some people like to admit.  They think, feel, love and can…Read More

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Read about efforts to repeal a bizarre law that creates a five-day loophole during which people can abuse possums with no legal…Read More

Opossum groups petition to repeal NC Law that allows for NC "Possum Drop" on New Years

Every New Year's Eve for 25 years now, a box with a live wild opossum has been raised above a festive crowd in North Carolina for about two hours rain or shine. This video taken by an eyewitness was given to the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.. that posted it on Youtube. The man behind the tradition Clay Logan from BrassTown. …Read More