Tony THE Tiger at the truck stop in Louisiana get new home
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) - — This is an NBC33 News update: The Judge ruled today that the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cannot issue a new permit for the ownership of Tony the Truck Stop Tiger. The Department will also be held responsible for finding Tony a new home. We will have more on this story on NBC33 News at 5 p.m.
ORIGINAL STORY: Lawyers for the national non profit Animal Legal Defense Fund are fighting to free Tony, a 10 year old Siberian Bengal tiger, who is kept at a truck stop in Grosse Tete. ALDF says the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries violated the state law, when they granted a permit to Tony's owner Michael Sandlin. ALDF will aruge that Tony should be released to the custody of ALDF or to an accredited animal sanctuary. Tony has been at the Tiger Truck Stop since 2000. We'll have more details tonight on NBC33 News at 5 and 10.