In August, LSU officially welcomed Mike VII. For those who don’t know, Mike, VI passed away earlier this year from cancer.
I admit that after Mike, VI’s passing I was of the strong opinion that LSU should adopt a human mascot to lead the teams onto the fields. I am a proponent of animal rights and essentially feel that all animals should be free (not in cages). I realize though that there are still times, when this just isn’t possible. Mike the VII, like his predecessor, is from a rescue facility. He’s never known freedom and it would be cruel to send him back to his ancestral home to fend for himself. LSU has done a fabulous job with his enclosure. Heck, it’s bigger than my house! Kudos, LSU.