PETA Wants Robotic Stand-In For Groun...

PETA Wants Robotic Stand-In For Groundhog

There are 19 comments on the WFMZ story from Jan 27, 2010, titled PETA Wants Robotic Stand-In For Groundhog. In it, WFMZ reports that:

An animal rights group says it wants Punxsutawney Phil replaced with a robotic stand-in. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, says it's unfair to keep the groundhog in captivity and subject him to the huge crowds and bright lights.

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Berks County

Birdsboro, PA

#1 Jan 27, 2010
You've got to be kidding! If PETA is going after the hog than go after every zoo or circus! Someone has way too much time on their hands. Just think if they could generate all this energy and put it towards saving babies ...

“Happy Halloween”

Since: Dec 09

Just hanging out.

#2 Jan 27, 2010
This is going toooooo farrrrrr.

Palmerton, PA

#3 Jan 27, 2010
PETA should be concerning themselves with animals in real danger. Heaven forbid we keep a tradition alive using a real animal that isn't hurt in any way.
Mr Nobody Scott

Worcester, PA

#4 Jan 27, 2010
Hey that light they shine it's eyes could be harmful.. after all usually when they see lights it's seconds before they are splatered on the road...
Maybe we should get robotic vehicles too!

Reading, PA

#5 Jan 27, 2010
anyone who is a PETA supporter right now should bury their head in the sand. this group is nothing more than a bunch of whining crying a**holes!

mike mac

Trenton, NJ

#6 Jan 27, 2010
I think these people should spend some time with a srink...they crazy man crazy

Allentown, PA

#7 Jan 27, 2010
This will solve all the world problems.

Birdsboro, PA

#8 Jan 27, 2010
...completely stupid and i wasted 3 mins of my life reading this junk!

PETA all the WAY!

(people eating tasty animals!)
waste of time

Reading, PA

#9 Jan 27, 2010
peta maybe should concentrate on things of importance like the economy , not natures blessings

Since: Mar 07

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jan 27, 2010
Tell P.E.T.A. to S.T.F.U.

Wilkes Barre, PA

#11 Jan 27, 2010
If PETA is for animals how come sportsman spend more money on food plots then PETA does every year? How come everytime I see a PETA member they have a leather belt, hand bag, or leather shoes on where did that leather come from???? PETA needs to get a grip on what is true and start spending the money they collect to improve wildlife habitat instead of giving big bonuses to employees all supports of PETA do is make the owners rich. you want to help save the animals go to your local park and feed them ask a sportsman to put in a food plot for you.

Wilkes Barre, PA

#12 Jan 27, 2010
In my business i own PETA sends me a nasty letter every month or so. you know my address come on over the complaint line starts at the tailgate of the big dodge in the driveway make sure to read the sign before you enter the driveway.

Sellersville, PA

#13 Jan 27, 2010
PETA needs to get a life. I really like your post Aghh of Boyertown. I bet you a dollar to a donut that they eat meat themselves just like you and I do, but, they won't admit it.

Slatington, PA

#14 Jan 27, 2010
P.E.T.A = please eat the animals,
There right, they, the ground hogs, shouldn't be subject to the bright lights, a muzzle flash should bother though...
Winston Smith

United States

#15 Jan 27, 2010
These people are unreal, this weekend I am going to fire up the grill and have a steak in their honor.

Whitehall, PA

#16 Jan 27, 2010
Peta should worry about people that are mistreating there animals. Next they will ask that police dogs be replaced by robotic dogs. What is this world coming to. Peta says its unfair to keep him in captivity.He is our state pet dumb asses.Mabe all the people that have pets should let PETA replace them with robots. HEHEHE.

Whitehall, PA

#17 Jan 27, 2010
If PETA cares so much about groundhogs,they should go out and collect all the roadkill and give them a decent burial.lolllllllllllllllllllll llllllllll.

Allentown, PA

#18 Feb 7, 2010
P.E.T.A. wants the Pennsylvania Groundhog Club to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a "robotic stand-in because it it unfair to keep him in captivity and subject him to crowds and bright lights.
The alternative is to release him into the wild where he would have the opportunity to be shot and eaten by some “feinschmecker” Dutchman shooting up some food once. Phil will probably taste really good because he has led a protected and sheltered life. I wonder what P.E.T.A. thinks about that?

Palm Bay, FL

#19 Feb 7, 2010
I'm sure "Phil" gets much better treatment throughout the year than most of these moronic PETA nuts do for their pets, if they even have any!
Down with PETA!

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