With Groundhogs day quickly approaching, the folks at PETA are scrambling to save weatherman Punxsutawney Phil (^). Instead of Phil breaking the news of a longer winter, PETA suggests a robot be used. Gemma Vaughn, an Animals in Entertainment Specialist wrote
“Make the compassionate decision to use an animatronic Phil and retire the live groundhogs who are used for Groundhog Day activities to a sanctuary. Tradition is no excuse for cruelty.”
Bill Deeley, president of the Club, thinks this bitch is crazy and had this to say….
“Phil is probably treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania. He’s got air conditioning in the summer, his pen is heated in winter … He has everything but a TV in there. What more do you want?”
I’m all for animal rights but PETA usually goes overboard. So overboard that their message is lost in the crazy. Me thinks everyone there needs a higher dose of the medication called “reality.”