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Published:December 24th, 2013 11:56 EST

Outrage: Hillbilly Judge Rules Possum Drop Can Take Place New Year's Eve: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A North Carolina judge ruled on Monday that a mountain town`s New Year`s Eve celebration can include the lowering of a captured possum at midnight as planned despite protests from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)."



A hapless possum is dropped to the ground by a heartless redneck, a hillbilly version of how a crystal ball is lowered at midnight at Times Square in New York City.

I don`t expect North Carolina hillbillies to celebrate New Year`s Eve with the same sophistication and style as the trendies in the Big Apple, but dropping a possum is barbaric and inhumane.

How about dropping a redneck or Judge Allen Baddour? If the redneck survives, but is rendered unconscious, he should be awarded the "Silly Redneck Playing Possum Award."

Supporters of the possum drop claim that it`s good clean fun for the entire family, but I bet the possum won`t be having any fun.

I hope PETA supporters show up en masse and disrupt this hillbilly abomination. Just say No to hillbilly tomfoolery!

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