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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”.