PETA always seems to be stirring up trouble. Remember when they told us not to mow our lawns because we were disturbing the insects?  Well, this one is almost as dumb.

Peta wrote a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club and stated it was time to change the decades old tradition of Punxsutawney Phil predicting when Spring would show up.

The big day takes place every year on Feb 2nd in Punxsutawney, about 85 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Accordiing to PETA, the flashing cameras, crowds of people and Punxsutawney Phil being pulled from a hole to see if he sees his shadow or not is cruel and unfair to Punxsutawney Phil.

So, PETA's solution?  A robot groundhog, yes, a robot groundhog. “Today’s young people are born into a world of terabytes, and to them, watching a nocturnal rodent being pulled from a fake hole isn’t even worthy of a text message,” the letter reads. “This is a generation whose members book rides on their smart phones and will never walk into a bank to deposit a check. Ignoring the nation’s fast-changing demographics might well prove the end of Groundhog Day.”

So far, no comment from the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

(FOX9)

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