PETA wants the University of Georgia, my alma mater, to replace the recently deceased Uga VII with a robot because prancing around on the sideline is supposedly too cruel for a Bulldog.
I own an English Bulldog, and it is true that they have a disproportionate share of health problems because they have been bred into such a freakish, from a natural perspective, shape. But as the article suggests, PETA is really making an argument that Bulldogs (or all pure breeds for that matter) should not exist. Now when my prima donna dog is growling at me because I am trying to get his lazy butt off the furniture, I might temporarily agree, but then cooler heads prevail, and I return to bragging on him.
PETA is an organization based on never letting cooler heads prevail. A robot dog? Please! Who authorized that press release, and what were they thinking? “Let’s see … what can we do to make ourselves look even more foolish? I’ve got it! Let’s suggest that the University of Georgia replace the most beloved and recognizable mascot on the planet with a robot? That will help our cause.”
PETA can relax about Uga. That dog gets better treatment than most humans.