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. Please read more here. 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. And forward this alert widely!
Please send polite comments to:Daniel D. ReneauPresidentLouisiana Tech UniversityP.O. Box 3168Railroad Ave., #1620 Wyly TowerRuston, LA firstname.lastname@example.orgBruce Van De VeldeAthletics DirectorLouisiana Tech AthleticsP.O. Box 3046Ruston, LA 71272 email@example.comMary Kay HungateDeputy Athletics DirectorLouisiana Tech AthleticsP.O. Box 3046Ruston, LA firstname.lastname@example.org
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.