PETA doesn't like our new mascot
Not everyone shared our excitement about the new live eagle mascot. PETA told Boston Magazine that they don't believe any live animal should ever be used for sporting events. The organization has reached out to BC but have not planned any sort of protest yet.
I hope BC holds firm with this new tradition. Protests are predictable, but as long as a respected organization like Zoo New England handles the bird, I don't think any harm will come to any person or animal.