My favorite activist group is PETA.
They are a great source of entertainment and over-the-top extremism that gives normal people like you and me ample opportunity to reflect, pause, and thank God that our brains don’t think the way their collective mind does.
I offer the following as the latest evidence. It would annoy me if it weren’t just flat-out stupid.
I actually feel sorry for those PETA members who take their activism seriously and then have to deal with things like this.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – An animal rights group wants organizers of Pennsylvania’s Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it’s unfair to keep the animal in captivity and subject him to the huge crowds and bright lights that accompany tens of thousands of revelers each Feb. 2 in Punxsutawney, a tiny borough about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. PETA is suggesting the use of an animatronic model.
But William Deeley, president of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, says the animal is “being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania.” The groundhog is kept in a climate-controlled environment and is inspected annually by the state Department of Agriculture.
No word yet on whether or not PETA will demand that the average Pennsylvania child now be inspected annually by the state Department of Agriculture.