PETA Under Fire Again! Animal Rights Organisation Asks for Georgia University’s Football Mascot Dog Uga’s Retirement but Fans Don’t Agree
Bulldog Uga X (Photo Credits: PETA/ Twitter)

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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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.

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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.