Urge the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club to Let Phil Retire

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For more than a century, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club has held a groundhog captive so that it can drag him out on February 2—when he’d naturally be in hibernation—and pretend that he’s giving a weather forecast. For years, we’ve pointed out what the club already knows: Punxsutawney Phil is not a meteorologist and did not ask for this job!

Groundhogs are shy, solitary animals who only socialize with other groundhogs to choose a partner. They are skilled swimmers and climbers and create complex, multichamber burrows that even have separate “bathrooms.” They don’t want to live in Plexiglass containers in libraries where they can’t do anything that’s natural and important to them, and they don’t want to be used to predict the weather. The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club needs to relocate Phil and Phyllis—the other groundhog they confine in the library—to a reputable sanctuary where they could enjoy a natural life.

Please join us in urging the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club to switch to animal-free entertainment.

Jeff Lundy
Punxsutawney Groundhog Club

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