Thankfully, Noce is looking for private donations and not tax dollars to pay for this idea but still, in the midst of a pretty big recession, two million dollars is a lot of money.
I would respectfully request that if this young man can attract two million dollars in donations, he ought to be doing it for a cause more worthy of the money than a new school pet.
Here are just a few such causes . . .
starting scholarships for kids who want to get an education at Mizzou but can no longer afford it because of the recession,
donating to the American Red Cross's Haiti Relief and Development fund, or
purchasing 200,000 mosquito nets to fight malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa, through Nothing But Nets.
Wouldn't you rather support a good cause, save a life, combat poverty, or provide an education to someone in need than look at an animal at a football game? Rah, rah!
Here's hoping Mizzou gets its priorities in line.