On July 29, Tech XX, Louisiana Tech’s English bulldog mascot cooked to death after negligent caretakers left the dog outside in scorching heat and then tried to cover up the incident. And this isn’t the first time a Louisiana Tech mascot suffered from a heat-related illness! Tech XX’s predecessor, Tech XIX, was retired after surviving heat exhaustion during a game in 2007. Alarmingly, the school has plans to get another English bulldog mascot!
Please urge Louisiana Tech’s administrators to join the many university and professional sports teams that have made the compassionate decision to discontinue live-animal mascot programs.
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