Punxsutawney Phil To Lose Job Too?

January 29 | 1 Comment

After quite some time on this planet what I’ve learned is that everything is replaceable.

My rawhides? Replaced by Greenies.

Those Greenies? Replaced by 100% natural dog biscuits.

And those dog biscuits? Replaced by a whole lotta nothing.

Apparently I’m a fat tub of goo according to my parents, and the vet’s scale. But hey, at least nobody is talking about replacing me.

Unfortunately for Punxsutawney Phil, he can’t say the same. The Metro.UK has the story.

An animal rights group wants organisers of Pennsylvania’s Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in.

According to the longtime tradition, if Phil the groundhog sees his shadow on the Feb. 2 unofficial holiday, then there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not appear to see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it’s unfair to keep the animal in captivity and subject him to the huge crowds and bright lights that accompany tens of thousands of revelers each year in Punxsutawney, a tiny borough about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh.
groundhog Robots to replace groundhogs?

But William Deeley, president of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, says the animal is “being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania.”

Of course, the average child in Pennsylvania is kept in a rabbit hole. These holes typcially don’t have heat, but they do have central air…which is nice during the summer.


One Response to “Punxsutawney Phil To Lose Job Too?”

  1. Organic_Pet_Products on July 25th, 2010 10:32 am

    aww, poor Phil. Its about time though, he deserves a break. As long as I can remember he’s been the go to guy for our spring forecast ;)

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