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Urge LA Tech to Ditch Live-Animal Mascot Program After Second Tragedy

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. Reneau
President
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3168
Railroad Ave., #1620 Wyly Tower
Ruston, LA 71272
318-257-3785
reneau@latech.edu

Bruce Van De Velde
Athletics Director
Louisiana Tech Athletics
P.O. Box 3046
Ruston, LA 71272
318-257-3247
vandevelde@latech.edu

Mary Kay Hungate
Deputy Athletics Director
Louisiana Tech Athletics
P.O. Box 3046
Ruston, LA 71272
318-257-5654
usmkh@latech.edu

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