They could take him to one of their shelters! He'd only have a 10% chance of not being euthanized, but it's still better than a comfy outdoor hutch and a yearly 20 minute photo op.
"This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather."
What's wrong with the parents of Pennsylvania that they treat their kids worse than rodents?
@3 What's wrong with your workplace that employees complain that they are being treated worse than rodents?

Perhaps the kids just bitch less.
I have a great recipe for groundhog stew.

Hey, so you want to waste it ... me, I'm about reduce reuse recycle.
It's too bad for the animals that PETA's true gift is snatching headlines for their latest crazy/stupid stunt. They argue that the publicity impacts real issues, like factory farming, but they seem totally blind to the fact that they make people who care about animal rights look like idiots.

I didn't think they could top sea kittens, but PETA reliably surprises...
Why does PETA hate robots? Why do they wish to subject a poor, helpless plush robot to conditions they wouldn't wish on a rodent?
PETA to protest Nature's treatment of animals, calls for boycott of the outdoors.
If we have enough money to waste building robotic groundhogs, we should at least be able to spend a few extra bucks on a weather control device. That should make everyone happy.
PETA is now even less relevant than MADD.
This was a plot line on Season 4 of the OC. Life
Why don't we just replace the whole "it's so adorable to watch an animal come out of the ground" bullflop and watch a Bill Murray movie every February 2nd instead?
The friendlier name for groundhog is 'hole kitten.'
Some Pennsylvanians regularly eat groundhog as an "act of bravery."…;
As someone from PA, one who has even driven through Punxy (they have the most amazing, and flagship, Sheetz by the way), I can tell you, that while not in his hole at Gobbler's Knob for a few hours each Feb. 2, the many Phil's stay in climate controlled, luxury (or at least, luxury for rodents) accommodations in the Punxy public library.

And yes, the Groundhog club is strange and ancient, and the term "Inner Circle" is sadly, correct. Top hats and all.
Go, PETA, go!

One letter, and one press release. That's all this cost them. Is nobody taking notes? Lot to learn from PETA.
Fuck PETA! You have a heart to dedicate your life to make the world a "better place", and you waste it by allowing yourselfs to become hysterical, moralistic, uptight, killjoys. Bassicly every thing I hate about FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIANS!!!!!!
@15: SHEETZ! Qwik shopper. Reminds me of how I first heard about the Fred Meyer chain, in a DK song. But I thought the sheetz family was located in Altoona.

One of the interesting things about groundhogs, for Pennsylvanians, is that they are not protected and they are numerous and many. Hence, you can shoot them at parties. Ach du scheisse, the International Varmint Hunter isn't online.

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