A Tech buddy pinged me earlier today with news about the PETA request to replace UGA VII with an “animatronic dog”.
My first reaction was laughter. I mean, seriously…it had to be a joke right? Some GT fan was just being funny.
But then he pointed me here…PETA Honors UGA’s Legacy.
This prompted a second round of laughter. You just can’t make stuff like this up, especially during rivalry week.
So I hurried to my PC to write a quick blog…and found that Mark Bradley had already beaten me to it.
Operation ‘Droid Dawg…loved it! Inspired work!
Pure genius Mark…pure genius…I’m not even going to try to compete. I bow to your superior blogging skills.
In case you were wondering, I’m still laughing…good stuff!
You would think that PETA would recognize that UGA himself lives the life that any dog would love to have. Air conditioned dog houses, bags of ice to lay on, private jets, co-eds petting him constantly…this was not a dog that was abused or forced to live in harsh conditions. UGA’s most pressing issues were likely generations of inbreeding and the genetic problems that resulted.
This latest request is right up there with PETA’s “sea kitten” campaign. They want people to call fish “sea kittens”…seriously.
Don’t believe me? Look here!
I think PETA commenter “Carrie” may have the right idea when she offers, “They should AT LEAST adopt the next Uga from a shelter.”
While they’re at it…if they’re going the shelter route…perhaps they can re-evaluate the breed adopted as well!
Maybe one of these fellas?
Sorry…had to do it…its rivalry week after all!
For the record, my wife and I are dog lovers and support the ASPCA and Humane Society. We think PETA is out of their gourd, but think pet adoption is a noble and worthy idea. I just have to take advantage of material like this during rivalry week…*laugh*