“They are Southern gentlemen dressed up as Southern ladies,” he said. “I don’t like it to be wrote up as men in drag...That comes from the organizer of the New Year's Eve Possum Drop in North Carolina, where a possum is traditionally lowered from a tall pole at the stroke of midnight. Peta is doing their usual thing saying:
...the opossum “suffers through a barrage of terrifying stimuli” such as fireworks and gunfire. “Ignorance of the law is not a defense, and cruelty to animals is indefensible,” PETA director Delcianna Winders said in a written statement. “Using a captive opossum as the centerpiece of a raucous party is cruel and illegal.”Let's make sure nobody tells these folks about the Kentucky Derby.