Boycott TIGER TRUCK STOP--- THIS PETITION IS CLOSED!!!

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F T
10 years ago
THANK YOU ALL THAT CARED ENOUGH TO SIGN THE PETITION FOR TONY- THIS IS THE UPDATE 2011:
• Help Free Tony the Truck Stop Tiger!
Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in urging the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to revoke the permit that allows Michael Sandlin to display Tony, a ten-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana, where he has lived with no other tiger companions since 2003.

http://ow.ly/4xXx4

On April 11, 2011, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and its secretary Robert Barham, arguing that he violated state law in granting a permit allowing Sandlin to exhibit Tony at the Tiger Truck Stop.

Sign the petition to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries now! http://ow.ly/4xXx4
Thank you for all you do for animals!
Sincerely,
The Animal Legal Defense Fund
http://www.aldf.org

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F T
10 years ago
THANKS TO JAMES PLATT, DEE DESANTIS, TERRI HALLIE & TERRI DAVIS ~ DOING WHAT EVER THEY CAN TO DISCREDIT THE 'FREE TONY THE TIGER CAMPAIGN' ~ TONY STILL SITS IN HIS CAGE WAITING TO BE SAVED BEFORE IT IS TO LATE....
SO NOW THEY ALL CAN BE ADDED TO THE LIST OF PEOPLE TO BLAME FOR TONY SUFFERING -DAILY-..........

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Lindsay Rhea
10 years ago
Yay Tony can now be rescued this December as the truck stop won't be allowed to rename their license!!!

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Desiree Anderson
10 years ago
Animals have rights too.

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loretta stevenson
10 years ago
we all need to care....

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stacy rogers
10 years ago
this is not right sir how would u feel if we put you in a cage with no releafe from the heat no way to be alone and no way to live the way you were born to live u dear sir.. will be taken care of when u pass u will not enter in to heaven god says u should live the way he intended and a cage is not what he was talking about it will come back to you 10 fold so watch out god is watching you

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Maria Felty
10 years ago
He needs to be in an Animal/Tiger Reserve!! If this guy truly loves Tigers he would see the harm hes doing!!!!

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Courtney Porkolab
10 years ago
I respectfully request you investigate the issue of a tiger named Tony used as a roadside attraction for all of his 10 years at Tiger Truck Stop I-10, Exit 139 / 76740 Garner Lane Grosse Tete, Louisiana 70740. Tony’s health, welfare and life are of great concern to people all over the world.

On November 22, 2010 The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was petitioned by The Animal Legal Defense Fund who presented a very strong case on behalf of Tony. Included were expert statements testifying to the detrimental effects physically and mentally to Tony by keeping him at the truck stop. Legal issues, such as Tony being illegally owned per the 1993 Iberville Parish ordinance, were addressed as well. Over 40,000 people signed a World Society For The Protection of Animals petition against the permit renewal. On December 2, 2010 a Louisiana resident pleaded Tony’s case, supported by legal facts, to the LDWF Board of Commissioners but her appeal was disregarded. Accredited big cat sanctuary Big Cat Rescue of Tampa Florida has been involved and supportive of Tony’s release, even offering a permanent home to him at their sanctuary.

Despite people worldwide objecting to the permit renewal to Tony’s owner Mr. Michael Sandlin, and the support of such organizations as Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL, The Animal Legal Defense Fund, and The World Society for the Protection of Animals – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries renewed their permit on December 14, 2010, allowing Mr. Sandlin to keep and display Tony.

Tony is 10 years old, captive tigers can live 15-20 years with quality care – we can only wonder how many years Tony has left after living in the detrimental environment he has been in for a decade.

Tony needs to be relocated to an accredited big cat sanctuary where he will receive professional care, a natural habitat, medical care, a proper diet, enrichment and the respect and peace he deserves. Tigers are not gimmicks, props or attractions. Tony represents one of thousands of privately owned tigers in the United States whose numbers are greater than tigers in the wild. Captive U.S. tigers are used in roadside zoos and attractions, photo ops and exhibitions, entertainment shows, pseudo-sanctuaries, bred for profit or are owned as “pets.” Others end up in canned hunts or are killed and sold on the black market.

Please investigate this serious issue which is being allowed to continue and make a stand for Tony and these magnificent cats who need our help, protection and respect.

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Mim Dewolde
10 years ago
Why allow this obscenity to go on? Where is your decency? Do you sleep better at night knowing that this is going on to a poor helpless animal?

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Bonnie Sudnick
11 years ago
ALL and I mean all of the tigers, lions and other wild cats in this country must be protected in a location and proram where they are housed and sheltered in as natural invironment as possible. There will come a day not too soon where we may be the only ones to put them back in the wild again. NO animal should live in a cage, in distress; gawked at by humans, some who are nasty beings.