It is hard to take PETA serious when they do the following … replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robot ground hog!!!
PETA once again is trying and succeeding in garnering attention to their cause by this time trying to save Punxsutawney Phil, the seer of seers, the prognosticators of prognosticators from his life of luxury. Punxsutawney Phil, cruelty of animals? This ground hog is treated better than most people in the United States.
Pic Hat Tip: Klaas
In an interview with Punxsutawney Phil he exclusively
told Scared Monkeys with regards to PETA wanting him
replaced by a robot Ground Hog … “From my Cold Dead Hands”
The animal rights group PETA says Punxsutawney Phil is being badly treated by the crowds and noise at the annual Groundhog Day festival on Feb. 2 and should be replaced with a robotic groundhog .
Gemma Vaughan, Animals in Entertainment specialist for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said in a letter to organizers of the annual spectacle in Punxsutawney, PA, that groundhogs, which are normally shy and spend much of their time in burrows, “become stressed when they are exposed to large, screaming crowds; flashing lights from perhaps hundreds of cameras; and human handling.”
Word of advice to PETA, stick to going after the Michael Vick’s of the world and stay away from our American past times and holidays.