PETA is calling on the University of Georgia to retire its bulldog mascot, Uga.
In a statement, the animal rights organization wrote "As the back-to-back national champion, can't UGA find in its heart to honestly examine the impact of its promotion of deformed dogs and call time on its outdated, live-animal mascot program?"
Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks said the school is "proud of our beloved mascot and grateful for the excellent care provided by Uga's devoted owners, the Seiler family".
Uga has been a sideline presence for Georgia games dating back to 1956. The current mascot, Uga X, debuted in 1956.
How do you feel about live animal mascots? What college team has the best mascot?