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Dianne Ly
- 693 days ago - our-compass.org
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.



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Dianne Lynn Eakin (733)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 2:32 am
WHOM TO CONTACT

Please send polite comments to the following.

Email block:

reneau@latech.edu , vandevelde@latech.edu , usmkh@latech.edu

Individual

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


SUBJECT

Please discontinue live-animal mascot programs


SAMPLE LETTER | COURTESY PETA

Dear President Reneau, Director Van De Velde, and Deputy Hungate:

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.

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, it is my understanding that the school has plans to get another English bulldog mascot.

Please join the many university and professional sports teams that have made the compassionate decision to discontinue live-animal mascot programs.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

NAME
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (733)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 2:34 am
e-mail sent
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (733)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 2:50 am
another link for more info on this,is there a petition for this?
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 3:35 am
Noted and emails sent! Thanks!
 

Azaima A. (218)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 4:20 am
tragic
 

Patrizia S. (315)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:35 am
Noted and emails sent! Thanks!
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:20 am
When Iheard about this I cried. I have a bulldog and they need so much extra care. Bulldogs CANNOT be out in heat between 12:00 and 4:00 when it's hottest. For anyone to subject a bulldog to heat is unforgiveable. Due to the bulldogs short snot and heavy body mass they get hotter quicker than most dogs and once that happenns it's very difficult to bring thier body temperature down. Im disgusted and pissed off all in one.
Dianne I sent an email as well as my friend who is a vet. I have also passed this on.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:28 am
emails sent thanks Dianne noted with disgust
 

Mike H. (216)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:21 pm
This is criminal ignorance. They shouldn't have a bulldog as a "mascot". Dumb!!
 

Danuta Watola (1176)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:54 am
done
 

Ali murphy (1)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 10:37 am
very sad!! sending email.
 

Kay M. (354)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 10:45 am
done.
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 11:50 am
very sad!!!! done!!!thnx diannelyn
 

Bonnie S. (26)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:06 pm
Dear Diane~I just started a petition. Thank you for all that you do for the innocent ones. Love from~Bonnie
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:58 pm
Sent all three an e-mail, thank you Dianne.
 

Mariette G. (145)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:42 pm
This is so sad! Thanks Dianne for posting and Bonnie for the petition - we are all waiting for it!
 

Linda P. (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:21 pm
This is so sad and should never happen.
 

janet f. (29)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:01 pm
Whoever was in charge of the dogs must be charged with animal cruelty.
 

Mary T. (188)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:43 pm
Thanks Dianne, Emails will be sent, There is no reason for this to ever happen the people in charge should be charged with animal abuse, Please send me a link to the petition that Bonnie started.
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:50 pm
Sad!
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (733)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:52 pm
I am friends with Bonnie and I just ask her to send me the petition link and I will post it here.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:21 pm
signed. Better to have a person run around in an animal costume...!! At least the person can complain about getting over heated, this poor pup had no way of telling anyone. From an earlier comment, sounds like bulldogs need special attention due to their anatomy too!
 

Harshiita Sharma (139)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 7:05 pm
done
 

Nimue P. (216)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 8:24 pm
WTF is wrong with these people? They have NO respect for animal life. The poor doggie, how he must have suffered! These cretins should be horsewhipped!
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (733)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 9:03 pm
BONNIE'S PETITION TO SIGN ON CARE2
 

Leslene Dunn (68)
Monday August 20, 2012, 1:04 am
Signed and noted - I have no more words left for humans like this.
 

Veronique L. (210)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:27 am
Sadly noted...
 

Veronique L. (210)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:29 am
Dear Dianne Lynn I signed Bonnie's petition! Thank you!!
 

Ruth S. (313)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:39 am
Done!
 

Nicole W. (629)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:29 pm
action taken
 

Emilia Boccagna (14)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:32 pm
done
 

Dianne D. (453)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:34 pm
emails sent
 

Dianne D. (453)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:39 pm
Emails sent
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday September 3, 2012, 9:36 am
Done
 
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