Peta versus Punxsutawney Phil

01.29.20 | Brandon Dickson

The animal rights group says they've sent a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club asking them to retire the resident groundhog as well as the tradition of using him as a weather predictor.

The organization insists being in close proximity to the public causes these animals great stress.

Peta says Phil's stress does not end after Groundhog Day; his habitat at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library during the rest of the year doesn't allow him or the other groundhog there to dig, burrow, or forage.