Please Urge Louisiana Tech to Ditch Live-Animal Mascot Program After Second Tragedy

  • by: Bonnie Lindsay
  • target: Daniel D. Reneau President Louisiana Tech University and Bruce Van De Velde Athletics Director Louisiana Tech Athletics

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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