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Gingersnap
09-22-2010, 01:42 PM
Outrage after Colyton School posts pictures of students throwing dead possum

* By Nicky Park
* From: AAP
* September 22, 2010 5:28PM

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Craig Findlay throws a dead possum during the "Poss Toss" at the Colyton School Possum Count Gala, New Zealand / AAP Source: AAP

* Country kids taught possums are pests
* Carcasses hurled on charity gala day
* Call for poss-toss practice to be canned

A SCHOOL in rural New Zealand is copping flak over a possum-throwing contest.

Last week, a North Island newspaper, the Manawatu Standard, ran pictures of students at Colyton School grabbing possum carcasses by the tail and lobbing them through the air to see how far they could toss them.

Since the article went to print, the newspaper has received several complaints about the contest and at least three people have contacted the SPCA, saying the practice taught kids to "disrespect dead animals".

Local mother Kim Rodgers called for the practice to be canned.

"I think we should have respect. It's not something we should do. It's definitely not something we should be teaching children to do," she told the Manawatu Standard.

"If it starts out with possums, it's soon going to be cats when children have no respect for the dead."

These Kiwi Kids seem kind of backward. Why don't they already know about 'sail cats'? :confused:

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/outrage-after-colyton-school-posts-pictures-of-students-throwing-dead-possum/story-e6frfkyi-1225927991611#ixzz10HUQhyUP

obx
09-22-2010, 01:43 PM
There is not much else you can do with a dead possum.
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Apache
09-22-2010, 03:04 PM
There is not much else you can do with a dead possum.

Speedbump...


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:D

Apache
09-22-2010, 03:07 PM
"If it starts out with possums, it's soon going to be cats when children have no respect for the dead."


Wanna bet she has more than 3 cats...;)

obx
09-22-2010, 04:30 PM
Q_ Why did the chicken cross the road? A_ To prove to the possum it could be done.
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lacarnut
09-22-2010, 05:02 PM
I assume the Mullet throwing contest at Florabama would not get their seal of approval either.

hampshirebrit
09-22-2010, 06:23 PM
It looks like a good fun activity for a Sunday afternoon. I'm betting the possum doesn't mind at all.

I wonder who won, and what the best distance was.

noonwitch
09-23-2010, 08:39 AM
I hate possums. They are ugly and mean and they eat garbage. Their existence on this planet is one of the main reasons I'm not a gun owner-I would not be able to control my urge to shoot every single one of them that crosses my path.


I know that raccoons are equally pesky, but at least they are cute. Let the kids throw the carcasses, as long as they wear rubber gloves when they handle it.