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Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
PETA issued the following statement on Tuesday afternoon asking LSU not to replace Mike VI with another live mascot on campus, according to WBRZ.

Mike VI passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
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"This sad day could mark a kind new beginning for LSU, where sensitive, intelligent tigers have been reduced to game-day props for decades," PETA said in a statement. "PETA is calling on the university to honor Mike VI's legacy by making him the last live mascot to be locked up in captivity and paraded around an unruly stadium. The last thing LSU should do is condemn yet another tiger to a lifetime of exploitation."
LSU has already said they are searching for a live mascot, Mike VII.
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Random LSU Hero89 months
And I'm asking PETA to go f**k themselves. Let's see where either request get us
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Boyntonbeach Tiger89 months
GFY PETA
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lsuhunt55589 months
PETA can STTDB
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DVinBR89 months
Peta is just a bunch of oversensitive pussies
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Mavtiger89 months
"condemn yet another tiger to a lifetime of exploitation" - clearly they have never seen his habitat or his care. They can piss up a rope.
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BIWO89 months
Well I may tend to agree if we were to get a cub from the wild. But we don't. Never have. We actually give the tiger a better life than it would have otherwise.
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comalking89 months
Up yours PETA!!!!
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CEOTiger89 months
PETA is a money making machine for Ingrid Newkirk. She raked in $43 million in donations last year, and has a largely volunteer work force of delusional young people. Horribly misguided bunch of lunatics working under a greedy leader!
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TaderSalad89 months
Here you go PETA - :bird:
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The TurdBurglar89 months
Holy shite at that statement
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I love the animal activists who are so up their own arse and set on a predetermined stance that they are willing to condemn Tigers to much worse situations and captive habitats. Very few rescue reserves/sanctuaries offer a fraction of what the "Mike" life provides. As far being Mike goes in the Tiger World it is the equivalent of being "trapped" in Hollywood as an A List Actor. Mike lives better than 98% of the Louisiana population.
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Space Cowboy89 months
I couldn't give a crap about PETA. They are a bunch of idiots as far as I'm concerned.
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SirWinston89 months
I'm with you, but I'm worried that the recent trend of SJW activism on college campuses has infected our beloved LSU. I think it's 50/50 that the leaders have the balls to place another cat on campus.
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Section22589 months
PETA is a terrorist group
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SirWinston89 months
So if we found a tiger poorly treated and starving in a third-world zoo in Mexico or something they'd be opposed to us relocating it to a $12MM habitat with an entire college of capable veterinary students? LSU needs to play up the "adoption" angle rather than shoot for a baby tiger cub.
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fr33manator89 months
We should find a cub and feed him on a steady diet of PETA members
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TigerSpray89 months
Pu$$ies Eating Tiger A$$.
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Schmelly89 months
Let's pretend PETA isn't a bunch of looks for a sec. If they really wanted to plea to LSU to not get another a Tiger, there's probably better ways of going about it than calling our beloved tradition a fricking "game-day prop". Really? GFY PETA
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Schmelly89 months
Loons...not looks
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Schmelly89 months
Just to show them how seriously we take them, LSU oughta copy/paste the exact same letter they wrote last time
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4WHLN89 months
PETA can go eat a dag of dicks. why do we even recognize their existence with this situation?
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pellietigersaint89 months
Sorry PETA.... go frick yourself you hippie assholes
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themunch89 months
all hippies were not created equally Geaux Mike
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jeremy_ashford89 months
frick PETA. Hard.
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Errerrerrwere89 months
This is the biggest trolling organization to ever hit the earth.
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Barbellthor89 months
They must not know what Mike means, has always meant, to the school and to the good of all other endangered tigers by way of education and interest. Further, they must have forgotten that Mike gets in his cage at his own leisure.
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