The petition urging LSU to release Mike the Tiger to a sanctuary has nearly reached its goal. Right now it is at 119,800 signatures, only 200 supporters away from their goal of 120,000 signatures.

Just today 36 people signed the petition, and now it is even gaining international attention. 

It is unclear if the petition will have an impact on the tiger tradition at LSU, but the Senior Director of Engagement for the petition hopes reaching their goal of 120,000 signatures will lead to a sit-down with LSU President F. King Alexander.