One of the dirtiest tricks in the entirety of the non-profit sector has to be the one that PETA has been pulling on young people for decades.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is an organization that appears to do very little saving of animals, but rather, they spend an inordinate amount of money on outrageous advertising meant to give you the impression that they’re saving animals.
A good resource for those new to the PETA subject is www.PetaKillsAnimals.com.
Nowadays, the organization employs the laziest marketing strategy around: Find something people love and make them feel bad about it.
This week, it’s NCAA College Football.
PETA is calling for the University of Georgia to be “a winner not only in football but also in its treatment of” animals.
In the wake of its second straight National Championship, the animal rights organization wants the school to immediately halt its use of its live mascot, an English bulldog named Uga.Advertisement - story continues below
The group claims that the school’s use of Uga “drives demand for breathing-impaired breeds (BIBs),” like pugs, boxers, and English and French bulldogs.
“As the back-to-back national champion, can’t UGA find it in its heart to honestly examine the impact of its promotion of deformed dogs and call time on its outdated, live-animal mascot program?” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital. “PETA is calling on (University of Georgia president) Jere Morehead to be a peach and replace poor Uga with a human mascot who can support the team in a winning way.”
The University wasn’t having it.
“We are proud of our beloved mascot and grateful for the excellent care provided by Uga’s devoted owners, the Seiler family,” Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
UGA is a repeat target of PETA, who attempted to shame the school in 2019 as well.