After years of lobbying from Native Americans, California’s Governor Brown recently signed into law a bill prohibiting the use of the term “Redskins” for any team name or mascot.
Now, animal rights activists are lobbying to have similar legislation enacted to stop naming sports teams after animals. As with Native Americans, the animal rights activists claim that naming teams after animals is disrespectful to animals. Peaceful, fun-loving dolphins, they cite as an example, should not be associated with the violent sport of football.
Not to be outdone, Vegans want to ban teams from using “Tofu” as a mascot as well.