PETA lambastes Georgia for treatment of Uga during rainy Texas A&M game
When CBS Sports showed Georgia’s popular mascot Uga during the Texas A&M game as he sat in his doghouse during a rainstorm, it ignited a response from PETA about how the university treats its beloved mascot.
The organization called for Georgia to retire Uga immediately so he could be home with a loving family.
“HE LOOKS MISERABLE!,” the tweet screamed. “No dog deserves to be packed up, carted from state to state, and paraded in front of a stadium full of screaming fans. Animals are NOT mascots 👎.”
This is the second time in less than a year that PETA has weighed in about Uga. After Texas’ Bevo and Uga nearly collided with Bevo storming toward him and a group of media members and photographers in the Superdome, PETE said Texas and Georgia should end the practice of having live mascots.
In the last 100 years of college football, Georgia’s Uga has been part of a line of pure white English bulldogs, which epitomizes everything Georgia, and has been owned by the Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler family of Savannah, Ga., since Uga I first graced the campus in 1956.
According to the school, Georgia formally introduced its currently mascot, Uga X, known as “Que,” at Georgia’s game against Georgia Southern on November 21, 2015. He succeeded Uga IX, affectionately known as “Russ,” as the Bulldog mascot. Que served as the primary mascot for all the games of 2015 but was officially named Uga X in the game against Georgia Southern.
HE LOOKS MISERABLE!
No dog deserves to be packed up, carted from state to state, and paraded in front of a stadium full of screaming fans.
— PETA (@peta) November 25, 2019