PETA asks College Football Team To Replace Dog Mascot With Robot

Uga-VII-on-field

The University of Georgia clearly loved Uga VII and all their bulldogs. Since Uga died, donations have been streaming in and The University of Georgia set up this page asking that donations go to building a new Veterinary Teaching Hospital on thier campus.

So is PETA at it again, trying to get publicity any way they can, or do they have a valid point?

Leave a comment with your thoughts.

– Kenn

America’s leading animal rights group has demanded that an American college football team replace their late bulldog mascot with a robot.

The Georgia Bulldogs, who regularly get in excess of 90,000 fans at their matches (more than Manchester United), recently said a sad goodbye to their four-year-old mascot ‘Uga the Seventh’ when he died of a heart complaint, the same ailment that claimed his predecessor Uga the Sixth.

After the latest death, Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) initially came out and said any replacement dog for the Georgia University team should come from a shelter.

But they have now gone further and said that the canine should be made out of plastic and wires.

They released a statement saying: “Peta has asked the school’s athletic director Damon M Evans to replace the mascot with an animatronic dog – or to rely solely on a costumed mascot – instead of using another real bulldog.

“By choosing a humane alternative to the use of live animals as school mascots, UGA can show that compassion always wins.”
Peta assistant director Kristie Phelps added: “It is time for the university to put an end to the cycle of suffering endured by dogs who are brought into the world solely to represent the school’s ‘brand’.

“By choosing a humane alternative to the use of live animals as school mascots, UGA can show that compassion always wins.”

A spokesperson for the team said that Peta had made “good points that deserve our consideration”.

Comments

  1. says

    I bow to PETA for what they stand for but they can't convince me that any UGA has been mistreated, abused or neglected. Those dogs live better than some people do. I say to the scool of UGA, do not get a robot, stick with the family of UGAs that has rained as mascot for as long as I can remember. Maybe Peta needs to do some background checks on American Bulldogs and see what thier health issues are. RIP, UGA7, I am looking forward to 8, 9, 10 ,etc.

  2. catherine walker says

    bulldogs don't live long to start with…i'm looking forward to the next uga to bare the team…go for whats real and true….no no no robot pleaseeeeeeeeeee

  3. says

    These animals enjoy their time for their teams. I thought Peta was for animals. These mascot positions held by animals are promoting the betterment of the good treatment of animals as it puts these wonderful beasts in the limelight. This dog never a bad time. Imagine how happy the dog was smelling all that wonderful foods and foots? Peta someone must have put funny stuff in your water when you were young. I see no problem with our animal kingdom being apart of our public life.

  4. says

    This is just PETA being their same old horrible, irrational self, using celebrities, public and political “feel good” campaigns to gain support, instead of doing something that will actually MEAN something and make a real difference!
    Here's a thought- how about PETA starts putting all this effort, time, and funding into their own KILL shelter, which, by the way has one of the highest kill rates in the country adopting out only about 3% of their animals every year!!
    Don't anyone bow down for PETA and “what they stand for” (killing 97% of the animals that come into their shelter? Putting down all of Michael Vicks “vicious” pit bulls??) unless you support hypocrisy and unfounded, uneducated spewing of false information presenting them as facts and making people who do not support them out to be animal haters and generally evil…

  5. says

    This is just PETA being their same old horrible, irrational self, using celebrities, public and political “feel good” campaigns to gain support, instead of doing something that will actually MEAN something and make a real difference!
    Here's a thought- how about PETA starts putting all this effort, time, and funding into their own KILL shelter, which, by the way has one of the highest kill rates in the country adopting out only about 3% of their animals every year!!
    Don't anyone bow down for PETA and “what they stand for” (killing 97% of the animals that come into their shelter? Putting down all of Michael Vicks “vicious” pit bulls??) unless you support hypocrisy and unfounded, uneducated spewing of false information presenting them as facts and making people who do not support them out to be animal haters and generally evil…

  6. Flu-Bird says

    PETA has seen too many movies with anamatronic animals in them they are a bunch of blabbering idiots and only a dedicated idiot would have anything to do with PETA

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