Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger, has lived his thirteen years as a roadside attraction at a truck stop in Louisiana. In two court hearings, May 6th, 2011 and November 2nd, 2011, Judge Caldwell agreed with The Animal Legal Defense Fund (representing Tony) and their argument that the permit that allows his owner to keep Tony was unlawfully issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. On May 6th, 2011 Judge Caldwell granted a permanent injunction blocking LDWF from issuing a new permit to Tony’s owner, and on November 2, 2011 he again prohibited the LDWF from issuing any new permits to the truck stop and ordered the current permit revoked.
Despite these two rulings in Tony's favor, he remains at the truck stop due to appeals and yet another lawsuit filed by his owner, most recently on January 2nd, 2012. http://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/another-suit-filed-in-grosse-tete-tiger-case/
There have been recent reports about Tony's possible move to an exotic animal park if his owner is forced to give him up. This ”park” is under investigation by the USDA for the deaths of 23 tiger cubs. http://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/oklahoma-park-probed-in-tiger-cub-deaths/ This, as well as the conditions and practices of this “park” (which include exploiting tiger cubs in hands-on exhibits and photo ops) is of great concern to Tony's supporters. Tony belongs at a true sanctuary, not another “roadside zoo.” See HSUS investigation here: http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/05/ok_exotics_investigation.html
and recent incident here: http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Zoo-worker-attacked-by-tiger-in-OK/dWwlhtpYrE-5-O2RDUaLeg.cspx
Please sign this petition asking the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to ensure that Tony is relocated to a reputable humane big cat sanctuary that can provide the home, care and life he needs - and has always deserved.
FOR UPDATES: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/updates/
Tony's FriendsNew Jersey, United States
Created Jan 16, 2012
Petition to NZ Police, Jacind Adern, Otago , Otago Girls' High School, NZ Government
our country, the NRA and their gun lobby friends have spent years building relationships with shady friends. Now it looks like they're actively undermining American democracy with Russian blood money.
But the NRA’s new Russian friends aren’t the only people working in support of the deadly agendaRead more
Dear Dr. Tan,
Please consider the NCMP seat again.
For selfish reasons, this is the next best thing, a platform to raise national issues in Parliament, issues that will affect the lives of all Singaporean. This will also pave the way for PSP into Parliament as MPs in the next election.
Uncle Tan, we need your experience to ask hard questions and keep the government in check & keep them on their toes. Your presence will also boost and compliment the opposition’s presence.
Please reconsider, for nation, for Singaporeans, we deserve better and the best!!
thank you.Read more
Barney & FriendsSingapore, Singapore
Created Jul 11, 2020
Petition to Melbourne City Mission, NDIS, Stuart Robert
Without the Bridges program Vinny and her 90 plus friends will have no where to go. No place of support Vinny and her friends to Save Bridges! Together we are strong. Together we can do this. Thank you.
Created Jun 9, 2019
Petition to Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dato Saifuddin Abdullah, Government of Malaysia, Pakatan harapan
CLM Chief Physician Dato’ Chris Leong (“DCL”) and their 19 apprentices (including 1 from Belgium and 3 from Hong Kong) have been arrested in Palembang, Indonesia since 9 January 2019. They are still being detained in Palembang Prisons there until today. Based on the information from the press, DCL who is publicly known as “Master Chris Leong” and 19 others are accused of violating tourist visa and/or conducting illegal commercial activities in Palembang. All of them deny such wrong doings, and from the legal stand point, all accused are innocent until proven guilty.
Until today, we have not been notified of any formal charges pressed against DCL and 19 others. We were made to understand that the maximum duration for any persons being held in detention centres without any trial there is 40 days, which fell on 17 February 2019. Unfortunately, there is no news on the release nor any formal charges from the Indonesian authorities now.
We, the company, and all parents of the detained persons, are totally devastated and disheartened with the lack of actions to secure their immediate release
We appeal for our Malaysian Government utmost attention to assist to speed up the release of our citizens and their associates with a prompt extradiction process and clear the whole episodes which could be labelled as only a misunderstanding at best.
We respectfully seek your urgent attention to mobilise the Embassy and Consulate office in Indonesia to secure the release of the Malaysians, like how we did for the Malaysians detained in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia.Read more
Alan PoonKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Created Feb 20, 2019
Petition to Stamford High School Stamford Public Schools
I Kaylin Coleman am writing this petition on behalf of NISHAWN TOLLIVER and his family .The whole entire Stamford Graduating class of 2020 would like for Stamford high school and the Board of Education to present NISHAWN TOLLIVER with his high school diploma June 2020. NISHAWN WAS AND STILL IS THE A STAR BASKETBALL PLAYER . We the students and staff would like for his mother to accept NISHAWN TOLLIVER’S DIPLOMA on his behalf . Please take all of these signatures into consideration. We THANK YOU . Long Live Nishawn !! #Bannzz! Read more
Kaylin ColemanStamford, CT, United States
Created Aug 28, 2019
Petition to Arif Mohammed Khan, Ministry of Law and Justice, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
An elephant that was pregnant died in Kerala, standing in water, after she faced one of the most brutal forms of animal abuse. She ate a pineapple filled with firecracker, offered to her allegedly by some locals. The fruit exploded in her mouth, leading to the inevitable tragedy.
Perhaps a more important question to ask is why we hear so much about voiceless deaths, and not enough about prosecutions? Due to loopholes in the judicial system how many will actually end up being sentenced?
The disparity between sentencing in our country is great. The law in India does not assign long prison sentences to wildlife crime. There should be a strong fear amongst that would-be killers of the innocent who must know that they might not go home alive, and would be shot even if they surrendered
Conviction of wildlife killing must receive a rigorous sentencing with hefty fines. And until India's wildlife laws were updated recently, penalties for killing were simply fines that had not risen in to keep pace with the atrocities caused to our beloved animals.
Even where tough laws do exist, for a criminal case, it can be difficult to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that a killer is guilty. Too often, the expertise or evidence is not available for any type of sophisticated analysis.
Even if, the convict is caught, many of them would be awaiting trial dates, and appeals which could be sent out for more evidence from the public to complete these prosecutions.
There is general frustration about the prosecution of the animal killers. It is important to build the political will to ensure that prison sentences are given. Time and time again, killers are awarded bail and abscond, or are acquitted at trial. If this is the case, then legal measures to crack down on killing are not working.
Shoot-to-kill may not be a one-size-fits-all solution for the killers of innocent animal, it must be exercised in this rare case of killing of a mother and an unborn child.
We must continue to challenge the so called law to stop this type of inhuman act. We stand the best chance possible of turning back the tide on killers with harsher punishments.
Often the punishment is not in proportion to the crime. It is up to us to lend our own voices to the voiceless. Hopefully, the inhuman and atrocious killer will be convicted and punished for harming an innocent animal.Read more
Created Jun 2, 2020
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