After The Georgia Bulldogs won their second consecutive National Championship, they were met with a message from PETA who spoke on them using a live bulldog for a mascot. PETA claimed that their use of Uga “drives demand for breathing-impaired breeds (BIBs),” like pugs, boxers, and English and French bulldogs.”
The animal rights organization called on the university to stop using the mascot and to be “a winner not only in football but also in its treatment of” animals. As usual, when PETA asks for something to be done, it was met with disagreement.
Two former Bulldog players hit back at them.
“I don’t think folks know how good of a life Uga lives,” former punter Tavarres King told TMZ Sports. “That dog’s loved, bro. Chill out, PETA.”
“Even on away games, you get on the plane. Uga’s the first seat on the plane. … Uga’s very well treated,” he added.
Former running back Knowshon Moreno also chimed in, saying, “You’d be getting rid of a lot of tradition,” he said. “I feel like those pets live the best lives. … Uga live the life.”
The university has not responded to PETA and it appears there will not be a change coming forward. The organization is just going to have to be upset about it.
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