John Staddon: Dropped, not shot

November 14, 2012 

Dropped, not shot

As someone who once wrote a column as Possum for a Duke University publication, I can say that I would rather be lowered in a cage than shot. But, thanks to the legal efforts of PETA, Clay’s Corner Store in Brasstown has to drop the New Year drop, although the possum can still be legally shot (news story, Nov. 14). I propose that we drop PETA since they seem to be unable to distinguish between humans and animals or shooting and dropping.

John Staddon

Durham

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