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Robo-Groundhog: Right Every Time

Written by PETA | January 31, 2011

Last year, PETA issued a Groundhog Day challenge, and students at Pennsylvania’s Lafayette College responded to it by inventing a robot that can detect shadows.

We think that using a cyber shadow-detector is a great alternative to yanking a frightened groundhog out of a fake burrow every February and waving him around in front of a boisterous crowd as cameras flash in his eyes. Groundhogs avoid human contact and spend their days digging and burrowing. In February, they should be midway through their winter hibernation, not dodging the paparazzi.

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  • Brad says:

    ROBO-GROUNDHOG! THAT IS THE FUTURE!!!! ROBO-GROUNDHOG WILL SURPASS ALL THE OTHER GROUNDHOG’S IN BRUCE WILLIS’ NEXT MOVIE!!! ROBO-GROUNDHOG TO THE RESCUE! NO MORE ANIMAL ABUSE!

  • Alicia says:

    Free Phil!

  • calderon_cc says:

    Why are the majority of people voting for the live groundhog.

  • Ms. V says:

    Let little Wiarton Willie go free! Who can forget that his predecessor had a cardiac arrest during the Press Conference – where’s the dignity in that?

  • Maggie says:

    I know I am real grumpy when you wake me up from my naps. I can only imagine how mad I’d be if I were a hibernating groundhog and someone dragged me out of bed. Totally NOT COOL! Robots are cool, though!

  • Ella says:

    Robo-groundhog? Hmmmm, sounds interesting. I think the real guy is cute but he can’t like all those bright lights and stuff. Scary! I’ll take the robo-groundhog.

  • Tummi says:

    I love Phil, and that’s why I think he should be retired to a sanctuary!