PETA sends letter to Georgia president demanding university drop Uga mascot, per report
PETA, the controversial animal-rights organization, has called on the University of Georgia to stop using live mascots for sporting events. The university has used live mascots since the 1950s, and the Georgia Bulldog is famous around the world.
The fiery letter was sent to UGA president Jere Morehead after the Bulldogs won their 2nd consecutive National Championship Game, per TMZ. The Bulldogs’current mascot, Uga X, was left at home in Athens due to the difficulties of long travel on the dog.
“As the back-to-back national champion, can’t UGA find it in its heart to honestly examine the impact of its promotion of deformed dogs and call time on its outdated, live-animal mascot program?” asked PETA EVP Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on Jere Morehead to be a peach and replace poor Uga with a human mascot who can support the team in a winning way.”
If you watched the College Football Playoff National Championship, you saw the segment featuring a tour of Uga’s living quarters. Needless to say, don’t expect the university to get rid of Uga anytime soon.