On Tuesday, LSU held a forum at the School of Veterinary Medicine to discuss topics like animals in zoos, live mascots and service animals.

The panel was lined with distinguished professors and Mike the Tiger's caregivers. Bernard Rollin, an internationally renowned animal rights activist and professor at Colorado State University joined the panel to talk about the progress of the movement.

“In the last 40 years, that’s all changed. There’s been more change probably in the past 10 years than in the previous 500,” Rollin said.