Fresh off Georgia’s blowout nationwide championship win, the Bulldogs have already got a brand new enemy — PETA — ‘trigger the animal rights org. is looking for the victors to formally retire their reside mascot, Uga.
TMZ Sports has realized, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals fired off a letter to University of Georgia president, Jere Morehead this week … asking the varsity to exchange its iconic English bulldog, Uga X, with a human at sporting occasions.
The org. claims Uga’s presence at video games will increase demand for breathing-impaired breeds like pugs, bulldogs and boxers … and so they need Georgia to guide by instance.
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman launched a press release on the matter … saying, “As the back-to-back nationwide champion, can’t UGA discover it in its coronary heart to truthfully look at the influence of its promotion of deformed canine and name time on its outdated, live-animal mascot program?”
“PETA is looking on Jere Morehead to be a peach and exchange poor Uga with a human mascot who can assist the staff in a successful approach.”
Of course, Georgia has used reside mascots because the Fifties … beginning with Uga I. The present mascot, Uga X, didn’t make the journey to Los Angeles for Monday’s recreation as a result of 5 plus hour flight.
PETA clearly thinks it is time for a brand new custom … however do not count on Georgia to cast off the doggo anytime quickly.