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New Zealand school holds a best-dressed dead opossum competition

Aug 2, 2012

A School in Taranaki, New Zealand galled animal rights activists after holding their first ever best-dressed dead opossum contest at their annual pig hunting fundraiser this week, and sharing some of the sick (though sort of hilarious) images.

Some of the opossums were dressed up in baby clothes, others were layed out on towels in cloth bikinis, and one was dressed in a princess dress and tiara. In one rather disturbing presentation, a skinned opossum was dressed up as a boxer.

Naturally, the SPCA wasn’t totally pleased. As The Daily What reports, spokesperson Jackie Poles-Smith said, “The SPCA’s focus is on teaching children respect and empathy for animals and they didn’t do that. Animals deserve respect even after death.”

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The school’s principle, Pauline Sutton, is unapologetic though, and says they might do it again next year. She asked MSN, “When people die, don’t we dress them up?” Sure, but we don’t dress them up like goofballs and enter them in a best-dressed contest. Though maybe we should.

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