By Wyatt Earp | February 2, 2010
The little rat bastard saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter – and snow is in the forecast for today and Friday. Swell. Maybe we could have avoided all of this if PETA has its way:
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.”
Idiots. I wish we could replace the filthy, dirty hippies at PETA with robots. At least robots serve a purpose. PETA? Not so much.