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PETA Has Once Again Called For Punxsutawney Phil To Retire

It's not the first time PETA has called for Punxsutawney Phil to retire. Punxsutawney Phil has been on the group PETA crosshairs for quite some time. This time around the request is a little different idea than normal. A gold coin could replace America's most famous rodent weather forecaster. Who Is PETA And Why Do They Want Phil?  PETA  (The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.) said it wrote to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s president offering a new twist in the prediction of an early Spring or six more weeks of Winter.  Instead of handling Phil to see if he sees his shadow the great big idea of the day is  "a giant coin."  That way Phil, can retire and send him to a sanctuary. PETA Has More Ideas Up There Sleeve Also in the letter sent to the president was a suggestion to use new A.I. technology or a human dressed up like a groundhog. Groundhog Day Predictions  The annual Groundhog Day ceremony in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, at the famous Gobbler's Knob dates back to 1887. But even Phil certainly isn't perfect. The event is free and held on Friday, February  2nd, 2024. How good is Phil at predicting a longer winter or early spring? Since 1887, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted the weather outlook 127 times. He has seen his shadow the most, as he has predicted a longer winter 107 times, per USA Today. That comes to about 84%. Punxsutawney Phil Fact Phil does not appear in the 1993 movie, "Groundhog Day." Phil has a stand in ground hog in his place for the movie.  Punxsutawney officials, upset that their town was not used for filming, refused to allow the real Punxsutawney Phil to appear in the film. Groundhog Day movie was filmed in different locations around Woodstock, Illinois near director Harold Ramis's home. Original Movie Trailer For, " Groundhog Day"   https://youtu.be/GncQtURdcE4   Are You A Phil Fanatic? Watch the Groundhog Day Event Right From This Link HERE [select-listicle listicle_id="680245" syndication_name="the-history-of-groundhog-day-6-facts-you-may-not-have-known" description="yes"]

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