Nothing like a sausage party in Central PA to bring out the animal abusers. Pennsylvania officials say three men have been cited over social media photos showing a group giving beer to an opossum and kissing it.
The defendants are 18-year-old Michael Robert Tice, of Newport; 19-year-old David Mason Snook, of Reedsville; and 20-year-old Morgan Scot Ehrenzeller, of McAlisterville.
The episode occurred last weekend in Bloomsburg, where Ehrenzeller is a student.
Authorities say Tice kissed and held the animal while Snook poured beer on its head and in its mouth.
An online petition on Change.org is calling for stiff penalties, according to KDKA. As of Monday morning, the petition had more than 38,000 signatures.