My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How ridiculous can PETA become???

They seem to have silly ideas every week..but this one takes the cake...
An animal rights group wants organizers 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 kilometres) northeast of Pittsburgh. PETA is suggesting the use of an animatronic model.


Blogger Rural and Right said...

The PETA heads should all dress up like ground hogs and run around out in my field.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Sean Calder said...

I think everyone in Punxsutawney, PA (and also in Wiarton, ON cause you KNOW they'll end up there too), should arm themselves with Tofu Cream Pies and wait for these PETA zealots to show...

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Philanthropist said...

PETA-People Eating Tasty Animals

12:25 AM  

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