Louisiana State University is mourning the kidney failure death of Mike V, the university's live tiger mascot. The search is on for a new one to live in the school's man-made jungle, complete with room service and free medical care, reports the Daily Reveille
Animal activists, however, are urging the school to spike Mike, saying that university captivity is not the proper place for a tiger. The same cannot be said for students, nearly 500 of whom have joined the pro-Mike Facebook group, "F*** PETA, we want Mike the Tiger."
Despite the protests, LSU plans on continuing its search, which has progressed at a leisurely pace because the school doesn't want to encourage "irresponsible tiger breeding." –Jackie Mantey