Chancellor: DEMAND LSU RETIRE "MIKE" the TIGER Mascot and end the legacy of cruelty
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Dr. William Jenkins

Chancellor: DEMAND LSU RETIRE "MIKE" the TIGER Mascot and end the legacy of cruelty

    1. k l
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      k l

      wentzville, MO

LSU has a tradition of using EXOTIC TIGERS as mascots. They are used for entertainment and paraded in front of fans at sports events held by LSU. They live their entire lives in a small area, NEVER have any interaction with other tigers and are kept in captivity till they die. LSU officials claim they are helping to "conserve" the species.

LSU does NOTHING to address the ecological OR conservation needs of this species. The goal of conservation is to prevent extinction of a species in the wild. LSU has no captive breeding program or conservation plan to reintroduce tigers into the wild. Human lives are ALWAYS at risk because wild animals NEVER lose their wild instincts. LSU tigers have been victims of kidnapping and other stressful events. PLEASE help to end this cruel legacy of using exotic animals as mascots for entertainment!

 

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    • James Spahr BROOKLYN, NY
      • 25 days ago

      I saw Mike the Tiger today. It made me very sad and very angry. This is inhumane, cruel, commercialized torture for this beautiful creature. Only an idiot could imagine that this animal is not slowly going insane in its' 5000 sq.foot prison. Please allow this tiger to live out its' life in a true habitat ala Bronx Zoo or any other respectable conservation center.

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    • Michael Voelker NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 30 days ago

      The keep this tiger in a small cage off I-10 next to a gas station.. What an abomination of natural principal...

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    • Erin Fontes SAVANNAH, GA
      • about 1 month ago

      Wild animals in captivity should be in a sanctuary, socialized with others of their species if they aren't able to go back to original habitat

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    • Justin Larrabee SCHENECTADY, NY
      • 3 months ago

      For the safety of tigers. May heaven one day protect them from the greed of men.

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    • Helen Rogers THETFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      There is NEVER any excuse for keeping an exotic animal prisoner for human 'entertainment'. Its pathetic & outdated.

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