You know him. He’s the groundhog that is used in Pennsylvania every Feb. 2 to tell us how much more winter we’ll have to put up with.
PETA says it’s unfair to keep the groundhog in captivity and subject him to the huge crowds and bright lights every Groundhog Day. Instead, PETA thinks the organizers of the event should replace Phil with a robotic stand-in.
Organizers say Phil is treated with the best care possible. He even has his own climate controlled environment which is inspected by state regulators every year.
So what do you think about PETA’s request for a stand-in? Is it just their way of getting more publicity? Or do you think Punxsutawney Phil really is mistreated?