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They successfully stopped the turkey drop from happening back before Thanksgiving, and now PETA's set their sights on the New Year's Opossum drop.
In North Carolina, in a small mountain town, every New Year's for 18 years, they drop a opossum in a transparent box, just as the ball drops in Times Square.
PETA says that the tradition is cruel and illegal.
They make it seem like an opossum is just chucked off a 40-foot ledge.
But the opossum is only slowly lowered from 18-feet up.
The person in charge of the opossum drop said:
"It's a lot of good clean family fun. No alcohol. We advertise it as the only New Year's party you'll remember the next day no matter how much fun you had."
The opossum drop drives a lot of people into the otherwise quiet, 250 resident town.
"It fills the place up. On a warm night, it's about 3,000 people. If it's cold, maybe 2,000."
PETA has sent a letter asking that they use a taxidermic animal, like in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
A PETA rep said:
"The great thing about Tallapoosa is that they don't use a live possum. They use a taxidermied possum."
Guess we'll have to wait and see if PETA can sway the townsfolk and stop the drop.
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Um… are those human teeth??
We're not here to judge what you do with your pets post-mordom. But if you're gonna get'em stuffed — don't do it yourself!!
These animals look more botched than a Real Housewife!
Look below OR check this facebook page to see what happenz when your Taxidermist drinks on the job!
The world's most famous polar bear dies and the zoo’s director decided to stuff its body and put it on display in a museum. (The director prefers the technical term, dermoplastik, though to most people it’s stuffed.)
The leader of the protest movement that hopes to stop the planed taxidermy said “When someone dies in your family I think you don’t want him stuffed in a museum."
Even the grinch would agree with that.
Speaking of the nasty and greedy - the nemesis of the anti-stuffing crowd is the zoo’s director, Bernhard Blaszkiewitz.
Ya know… the same dude who zoo marketed this bear from birth, made millions off its presence, sold plush toy Knuts for nearly $30 and Knut baby videos for the same, and even registered “Knut” as a trademark.
Now, Mr. Blaszkiewitz says he is shocked at how much people feel for this animal, who died, quite suddenly, at the age of 4 ½ last month.
"The problem is, people take their human feelings and put them into animals,”
he said, adding that the candles and flowers and posters that mourners have deposited at the zoo are "silly."
If ur in Berlin, please find Blaszkiewitz (just follow the smell of children's tears) and kick him in the balls.
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It turns out Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is an interesting toddler.
In an interview with Angelina Jolie in the December issue of US Vogue, the actress tells all about little Shiloh's odd question.
"Shiloh found a dead bird, so she came in and said, ‘Can I have a dead pet?’ And I’m . . . ‘Uh-uh, I don’t think it’s healthy, honey. I think they have to put him in a box,’ and I had to run out to find, like, a taxidermy bird. I just worked it out for her.”
Shiloh does not yet know about taxidermy, however Angie explained, "I figured that I couldn’t keep the actual dead bird from the yard, so I swayed her toward one that had been cleaned, at least.”
What a silly kid you guys have got!!!
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You're a talented musician, but this is a little bit weird.
The White Stripes' Jack White is obsessed with taxidermy, and apparently he bring stuffed animals home after the majority of his tours.
Here's what White's wife, Karen Elson, had to say about it:
"He loves a good stuffed animal, my husband. [It's] to the point where [I say], 'Please don't come off tour with another creature.' I mean, some of the stuff is beautiful but… they're his, not mine."
Instead of focusing so much of your time on stuffed animals, why don't you focus your time on helping living animals, Jack?
Food for thought, bb!
Do U Think Taxidermy Is Creepy?
- Yes, but I love The White Stripes…so NO. (24%)
- No (23%)
- Yes (54%)
Total Votes: 5,407
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