Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tony THE Tiger at the truck stop in Louisiana get new home

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.

1 comment:

Denine Mishoe said...

Well, as I see this is more than 5 years ago and Tony the Tiger is still at that nasty truck stop owned by Michael Sandlin, I guess someone just the gun on this story as today is February 28, 2016 and I have just signed the petition and check the FB page.

For those that actually live around this truck stop (same county), what about taking some real, positive action? Get as big as a group of like people together, be sure to get all the required permits, then start a civil picket (no violence) this truck stop! Run his business off, but do it legally by getting everything that is required to publicly picket a business. I'm saying to do it legally and civilly, violence only begets more violence and I would never suggest this as a solution.

But I really do think a great number of people picketing his business for, oh a month or until Tony is released to an accredited sanctuary, really, would help education people going there and just might stop them from shopping at the truck stop.