Louisiana State University’s Mike the Tiger VI Just Died. He Should be the University’s Last Live Mascot.
Thank you to Slate.com for this in-depth article suggesting that LSU should NOT obtain another live tiger mascot now that Mike VI has died. "From 2007-213, Mike attended 32 of 43 home games" at LSU stadium. Is this how a majestic alpha predator should be treated? As an entertainment prop? Carted around a football stadium while 100,000 screaming fans cheer? It's barbaric and outdated. This tradition needs to end now. LSU, please honor Mike VI and all of the prior Mikes by NOT replacing him.