PETA is calling for Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog to retire and be replaced with an animatronic version ahead of Groundhog Day 2020.

The animal rights organization wrote in a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club that it was time to change the decades-old tradition in which Punxsutawney Phil predicts whether we’ll see an early end to winter.

The top hat-wearing members of the club who handle Phil bring him out and reveal the animal’s forecast every Feb. 2 in the town of Punxsutawney, located about 85 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The legend says if the furry rodent sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If not, spring comes early.

Thousands of people gather for the annual event, which has taken place as far back as the late 1800s.