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LSU likely to ignore PETA, obtain new tiger mascot

Updated: May 22, 2007, 4:47 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A group of animal advocates is urging LSU not to replace its recently departed mascot with another live tiger but school officials appear unlikely to accept that idea.

"Big cats in captivity are denied everything that is natural and important to them, such as the opportunity to run, climb, hunt, establish their territory, and choose their mates," Lisa Wathne, of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says in a letter to school officials.

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