Today, in righteous indignation

Bless your hearts.

He was watching Georgia’s offense in the third quarter — of course he looked miserable.

The irony here, of course, is that Uga lives at home with a loving family.

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58 responses to “Today, in righteous indignation

  1. FisheriesDawg

    While I appreciate the humor about the offense, I’m kind of disappointed you even posted this. This is a group that thrives on being ridiculous for the sake of publicity stunts. I’d hate to see this one gain traction and have our fine University have to deal with their insane clown show.

    The best way to deal with PETA is to ignore them. Always.

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    • Mockery works just fine, too.

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      • FisheriesDawg

        Mockery is publicity. Just ask the guy that lives at 1600 Pennsylvania. The people that enjoy the mockery aren’t the target. The people that get upset at it and will give money in response are.

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        • First off, PETA takes itself far more seriously than Trump does.

          Second, if PETA raises a dollar off my post, I’d be surprised.

          Third, I’d love to see the reaction from the fan base if McGarity even gave a hint that the school was taking PETA’s outrage seriously.

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          • That might be the thing that would get the President and the AD tarred and feathered in front of the Arch.

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          • FisheriesDawg

            Honestly, not trying to be overly critical here. Just throwing out a little insight in an industry I’m familiar with (I used to work in the hunting/fishing NGO world in DC so I dealt with PETA/HSUS). They were ahead of their time in using virality before the internet made it possible. They’d do something that was so ridiculous and laughable that the media would cover it. While 99%+ of people would see it, laugh, and go about their day, there was always a group of <1% who were sympathetic to the message. Then they’d look into the group, and a fraction would end up donating or working as activists. What you have to realize is that this is largely a grift rather than a true movement. They’re not trying to convince anywhere near a majority of people that Uga needs to be emancipated. They’re trying to convince a small minority of people who already believe that Uga needs to be emancipated to give them money. When the rest of us mock/attack PETA for being ridiculous, it just makes that small, dedicated minority even more willing to spend their money to change things.

            Now that social media has made it much easier to make silliness go viral, PETA has to be even sillier to rise above the noise. They go after the most visible targets they can find, and the more indignation those targets will create, the better. I’ve seen that tweet at least 5-6 times this morning in my feed, and that was the entire point of their original tweet. I’m not someone who is remotely going to give them money (far from it), but I could have been. This is the opposite of microtargeting as a marketing mechanism. It’s carpet bombing and expecting that you’ll hit a few targets along the way.

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            • When the rest of us mock/attack PETA for being ridiculous, it just makes that small, dedicated minority even more willing to spend their money to change things.

              How many devoted PETA members do you think read GTP?

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              • FisheriesDawg

                Hopefully none. But the odds say that there are a probably some animal rights sympathetics among your millions of page views. There’s nothing about being a college football fan that would inherently exclude them, even if there isn’t a lot of overlap in that venn diagram.

                Again, not a big deal, I just have a personal policy of not giving grifters any sort of assistance by sharing their message beyond where I saw it and was throwing in my $0.02 for future consideration.

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              • FlyingPeakDawg

                I’m actually all in with PETA…

                …People Eating Tasty Animals. The bison burgers here in Colorado are awesome!

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  2. KornDawg

    I suppose they should get some credit for spelling the best good boy’s name correctly, but screw ’em. I was in the stadium, Uga’s house was looking pretty good there for a while.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      Considering the weather, UGA was by definition less miserable than apx 90% of the living creatures in the stadium.

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  3. Timphd

    Uga was in the most comfortable spot in the stadium. Many would have switched places with him in the first half. PETA should know that Uga is treated the best of any animal out there, mascot or not. He lives a life of luxury, with a family that seems to be totally committed to his comfort.

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  4. MDDawg

    A little bit of research would have saved them some embarrassment. Not that anyone at PETA ever feels shame, but still.

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    • One of the responses to the post was the CBS morning show feature from a few years ago about the pampered life Uga lives. Anyone with half a brain knows that Dawg is loved by his family and by the Bulldog Nation. When you see opposing team cheerleaders having a picture taken with him before the game, you know he’s a celebrity.

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      • Muttley

        My favorite Uga memory is from ’02 up in Lexington. Hours before the game I was in my seat and saw the Kentucky cheerleaders approach our trainers, clearly asking a favor, though I couldn’t hear them. The trainers looked at each other, shrugged, and unhoooked Uga VI’s leash. He bounded out to the girls in blue, who then rolled around in the grass with him, rubbed his belly, took pictures with him, and got their faces licked, until the two teams eventually came out to warm up. They can’t post those pictures, because Uga was stark naked, but it was great fun to watch. Uga has it pretty good.

        I am an animal rights fanatic, and I hate PETA. Their celebrity clown shows detract from the cause.

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        • That’s awesome, Muttley. Uga is the most spoiled (in a good way) best boy on the planet.

          The people at PETA have no idea (or don’t care) they do more harm to their cause with stuff like this.

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        • The Dawg abides

          Man, I sho’ wish I could do that.

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          • Morris Day

            The girls’d bite yoooo!

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          • Muttley

            What was so cool about it was that they weren’t there for pictures, they wanted to play with that dog, and Uga VI was such a personality and they were having so much fun with him, running around midfield and rolling in that bluegrass.

            His real best moment was in Oxford the year before when Ole Miss had a glee club sing the national anthem a capella (that’s right, Barney Fife). Uga VI joined in so loud that the whole stadium could hear him howl, and the Georgia crowd just went wild.

            (That was the game that had the Hartsfield Airport scandal, where the Georgia fan went the wrong way up the escalator and created a huge incident).

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            • Cojones

              Uga is a revered figure as our mascot and who, in his own right has earned national honors on top of the national honors earned by the wearer of that name before him.

              His predecessor was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as mascot of the decade (an honor that has been repeated this year) after having earned it at the first overtime game in the SEC; he was the spark that led us from behind. When overrun by an Auburn player scoring, he went for the sensitive parts such that the player later was dismissed from the team and then was several years later arrested for drug dealing and was sentenced to years in prison, all because of Uga taking his mind’s manhood with that play. PETA, you picked on the wrong Dawg just for publicity.

              Couldn’t someone with an all-white, male Bulldog get him in a video humping a leg with PETA written on it?

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  5. dawgxian

    The left will not offer you any respite. You will be made to care

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  6. PETA sucks. I think this has made me decide to have Chick-fil-a for lunch and a big steak or burger for dinner.

    Uga is one of the most pampered and loved Dawgs in the world.

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    • The Sad Part

      PETA is ridiculous.

      How ridiculous are they? Well, they’re not even making a compelling point about Uga as a mascot. There is one, unfortunately. The dog is inbred almost beyond recognition.

      English bulldogs are a mess in the first place, even more so if you insist on maintaining a royal lineage. The early Ugas were not so disfigured. They also lived longer. Uga does live a pampered life, but basically as a sad mutated product of inbreeding.

      That’s on the Seiler family. Having a dog as a football mascot doesn’t strike me as problematic at all. Breeding a dog into a weird pile of short-lived flesh? That’s an issue.

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      • I had heard the Seiler family changed the breeding for Que/Uga X. All indications are that he is healthy and they should expect him to live a normal life span of an English Bulldog.

        Of course, I have never owned a pure bred dog my entire life, so all of these genetic issues don’t affect our pets.

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      • The Dawg abides

        Agree totally. A new gene pool is desperately needed. I don’t get why the breed has gotten so far away from the original look. The giant, grotesque, wrinkled head just doesn’t look natural.
        I’ll get slammed for this because they are Georgia Way royalty, but what law made the Seilers the sole keepers of the mascot line? Sonny as a student bought his pet bulldog to a game one day (a natural looking bulldog by the way, not a genetic monstrosity). All of a sudden he becomes the permanent provider of the mascot line. That, along with lots of donations, have been parlayed into 50 years of athletic department perks, including a family seat on the board.
        I’ve long advocated that the Vet school take over the Uga line and a student club be responsible for maintaining and handling him. There’d be no shortage of great homes in Athens volunteering to host him when not involved with his official duties. The department could also easily improve the genetics to breed a healthier, more sturdy looking dog. Adding some American bulldog to the English variety would be a good start.

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  7. RangerRuss

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
    These are the same psychotic morons who chastised Arafat for using a donkey as an IED. No concern for the lives of children and others. They’re only interested in the welfare of dumb animals or so they say. The shelters they operate are slaughter houses for pets. These ignorant fucks have no credibility and are beyond contempt.
    That Damn Good Dog has it better every day than I have most days and many nights of my miserable life. “God bless the great indoors.”

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  8. NCDawg

    Post gave me a chuckle at PETA’s expense. Good way to start my day. Thanks Senator.

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  9. Normaltown Mike

    I prefer the PETA adds with Pam Anderson

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  10. Somebody give me a hint how to post a picture in the comments.

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  11. Classic City Canine

    That dog lives a better life than I do. Next time do your homework PETA.

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  12. spur21

    Only entity that spews more gibberish is congress.

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  13. Texas Dawg

    I thing #FTMF applies to PETA just as well as a few other groups we can think of.

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  14. Derek

    Why is it necessary for us to be either 100% for or 100% against everything?

    Do I enjoy meat? Fuck ya. Am I ever giving it up? Doubtful.

    Can’t we say: seal clubbing bad, cheeseburger tasty?

    Does it bother me that a group wants to stop the abuse of animals?

    Not really.

    There are certainly groups that advocate a whole lot worse shit than “animals have feelings too.”

    That this is a group that stirs this much outrage in the minds of some is a bit puzzling to me.

    They’re zealots. Fine. So what?

    When we can’t get to the point of treating people humanely what’s the chance of this group getting any real traction?

    Besides does something like this happen:

    https://www.npr.org/2019/11/25/782842651/trump-signs-law-making-cruelty-to-animals-a-federal-crime

    without it being advocated by a bunch of people you think are idiots who happen to have a bill worth passing and signing?

    I just don’t have a problem with a bunch of vegans saying “let’s stop torturing puppies” even if I know they’d rather not ever see another steak served on the planet.

    Why can’t we hold both ideas in our heads at the same time?

    Some of their ideas are good and some are bad. You know, like the rest of us.

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    • Cojones

      Yes, except for the fact that some advocacy is stupid to the point of absurd and that takes away from the program that PETA most times advocates.

      At the time of the Olympics held in Ca, there were PETA people who came to Castaic L., skulked in wooded areas near the lake and, when fisherman came by plugging the shore, would throw locks in the water and at the fishermen. Sheriff’s deputies and F&G had to patrol the shore before someone was hurt badly.

      Went hunting near Santa Barbara with a friend of mine (local) in a bird-rich inland park for hunting. Opening day, we had camped at the entrance, up at daylight and walked for a half hour on the trail looking for quail. We met with a small turkey flock early and knew there were birds around because we could hear calls. We saw no one until we shot on a covey rise and , while looking for our two birds, two women suddenly appeared. We exchanged pleasantries and asked what they were doing several miles out in the woods on a game trail without a shotgun. They said they were from PETA and were trying to scare birds before hunters came. We admonished them that they had to have been dangerously in shotgun range when we downed the birds, but that didn’t phase them. Told them we were working our way back to the park entrance and after they left we continued into the low canyons away from the entrance. About twenty minutes later we saw them again and they were trotting towards where we were and throwing rocks into underbrush. We met several other hunters, they had seen the two and we all agreed they were trying to get shot. Found out later that the organization had sent many afield on opening day to flood hunting areas and scare the game away. The height of stupidity.

      Yet, I get their cause for abused animals and homes where pets can be cared for as we all care for our pets. Just think their going overboard on certain causes will get people, as on this blog, to turn away from them and the best part of their cause.

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  15. Hunkering Hank

    I don’t get it.

    Uga was at home with his loving family.

    All 96000 of us.

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  16. The Seilers are abusing Uga again today.

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  17. Bulldog Joe

    As Georgia’s offense goes, both Uga and I have reached the acceptance stage.

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  18. Morris Day

    WALB in Albany did a story on this tonight on the local news at 6:00. They have a poll and open comments about it on their Facebook page. I don’t even want to see what that mess looks like.

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  19. P.E.T.A. needs to mind their own business when it comes to NCAA football team mascots. What they and everyone else outside of DawgNation probably don’t know is that UGA X, aka Que, lives better than most other “pets” do, has the best veterinarian care available, eats healthy meals, and has his own seat on flights and shares his room with his handler when staying at hotels.
    Oh, and that “miserable” look described by the Pound Puppy Patrol…
    is the same look shared by just about every English bulldog in the world.
    Hey P.E.T.A., do us all a favor and go save some baby seals or something…and leave us alone.

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