The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has come under fire again. The animal rights organisation has tweeted a video that shows Uga X, University of Georgia’s most recognizable mascot bulldogs. It shows the pure-white English bulldog sulking and flashing his sad puppy dog eyes during No. 4 Georgia’s victory over the Texas A&M Aggies. PETA via Twitter asked the school to retire the mascot because they think the dog is being mistreated. But Uga X’s fans do not agree. They instead unanimously hit back at the organisation defending the university’s mascot tradition and pointing out that Uga leads a very lavish life. PETA Accuses Google for Steve Irwin Doodle & Disrespects Late Crocodile Hunter in Series of Tweets; Gets Trolled Online.
Sharing the video, PETA wrote, “HE LOOKS MISERABLE! No dog deserves to be packed up, carted from state to state, and paraded in front of a stadium full of screaming fans. Animals are NOT mascots @UGAAthletics must retire Uga immediately! He should be at home with a loving family.”
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HE LOOKS MISERABLE!
No dog deserves to be packed up, carted from state to state, and paraded in front of a stadium full of screaming fans.
— PETA (@peta) November 25, 2019
While only a few sections of Twitter who probably do not know Uga’s lifestyle agreed with PETA. And the remaining large number of fans called out the organisation, majorly pointing out the bulldog’s quite comforting lifestyle.
Uga X reportedly lives in Georgia with his owners called the Seiler family. Throughout the season of home games, Uga’s family drive him up to Athens in his own specially-engineered Georgia red-car. When the bulldogs are not playing, they typically travel with the team. He even has his own suite in a nearby hotel where he gets a bath before every home game. Uga X’s themed dog house comes equipped with a permanent air conditioner, lots of space and a prime view of the cheerleaders.
Fans Don't Agree!
He is at home with his loving family of 93k+ members.
— Dasher (10-1) 🏴🇮🇪🇨🇩=🇺🇸 (@that_dash) November 26, 2019
They Point Out the Comfort of Uga:
Time to retire PETA. Uga-X is loved, adored, spoiled rotten & well taken care of. He lives with a family & gets to hang out in a nice dog house & play on most game days. See the A/C in his dog house for Aug/Sept & glass door?
Idc about football but Uga = best mascot. https://t.co/43klHFZ4fh
— Tiffany T (@Tiffany44541244) November 26, 2019
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It’s pouring outside. Has cover. Probably heated in cold weather. Eats like a king. Loved by the ones that look after him.
And we get this. 🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️ https://t.co/9pGxAZF5G7
— DinkDumpDish (@DinkDumpDish) November 26, 2019
Come on! He's taken on the road about 5-6 times a year and flies on board with the team. Literally like 15-20 days out of 365 days. Also he's treated and cared for better than most people are. Also his house is literally airconditioned. Stay in your lane PETA! pic.twitter.com/x6YUZ1c0xg
— CScottSilver (@CScottSilver) November 26, 2019
It appears that Uga lives more than comfortably. The University of Georgia is not really seen to comment on PETA’s demand. Given the history behind Georgia’s beloved Uga tradition, it is unlikely that the university or the Seiler family would put a hold in practice. And with the increasing support from fans, Uga X is not going to retire anytime soon.