mc_squared Posted February 2, 2010 Share Posted February 2, 2010 Groundhog Day star should be given his freedom, says animal rights group A member of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club hoists Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day 2005. Organisers of an annual Groundhog Day festival in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, are being urged to replace a live animal, Punxsutawney Phil, with a robotic stand-in. According to tradition, if Phil sees his shadow on February 2 there will be six more weeks of winter. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it is unfair to keep Phil in captivity and subject him to crowds each year. William Deeley, president of the groundhog club, said that the animal was “treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania”. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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