Save the Possums Darling!

October 28th, 2004 at 12:25 pm by David Farrar

I pissed myself laughing when I saw on TV that people in Australia had been protesting against the use of fur at a fashion parade, and the fur was possum fur.

The protesters probably think they are greenies, not realising that possums are an official noxious pest, not some endangered species such as tigers.

A recent media report said that possums eat 20 tonnes of vegetation every night. In fact the correct stat is they eat 20,000 tonnes a night and are one of our biggest conservation threats. If we can make money from killing the little buggers, then all the better.

I see the Auckland Animal Action Group justify their opposition to use of possum fur, because “to wear a dead animal’s skin is disrespectful to the animal”. Well killing our trees is disrespectful also, and the possums started it!

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