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It's a Sad Day For Tony, the Truck Stop Tiger! ~ SB 250 Is Now Act 697


Animals  (tags: Tony the Truck Stop Tiger, Sadness, Law, NO VETO )

Sharon
- 67 days ago - aldf.org
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal quietly signed into law Senate Bill 250 exempting Tony the Tigers owner from Louisiana law that prohibits private possession of big cats Meaning Tony will stay caged. But ALDF are already challenging the validity of this decision



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sharon wardle (90)
Friday June 20, 2014, 3:32 pm
It saddens me to have to share this update ~ It's not the decision that hundreds of thousands of us were hoping for. Read more about what happens now by "Visiting Site" & on the link below:

http://theadvocate.com/home/9512224-125/tiger-can-stay-in-grosse
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Friday June 20, 2014, 3:36 pm
Horrible news. This IDIOT has no heart or common sense. We'll have to keep fighting even harder 4 Tony. Thx Sharon
 

Laura H. (880)
Friday June 20, 2014, 3:38 pm
Jindal is an @$$-bought and paid for!! Can you say KOCH head?!

WE love Tony and all those who abused him WILL pay-KARMA KNOWS ALL.

BUT-let's NOT give u\p on our bloved Tony!!!!!!!!!
KEEP FIGHTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Patricia Raven (444)
Friday June 20, 2014, 3:47 pm
I cannot find the words to tell you how ANGRY I am right now. I want to scream. I can think of other things I would like to do but ads we are supposed to try and be polite here I can't because it is not fit for print. Need I say more. VERY ANGRY.
 

daryl bishop (298)
Friday June 20, 2014, 3:51 pm
that is just not right. during bp he seemed like a good guy not the idiot he actually is. why would he locch bros care about where tony is. shame.
 

Christeen Anderson (467)
Friday June 20, 2014, 4:10 pm
Let's keep up the fight for what we know is right. Thank you.
 

GGmaSheila D. (163)
Friday June 20, 2014, 4:42 pm
How about taking the fight to the White House...petition anyone??
 

Linda Moore (219)
Friday June 20, 2014, 4:59 pm
JIndall's an ASS HAT!!
 

Linda Moore (219)
Friday June 20, 2014, 5:01 pm
THAT'S A GREAT IDEA< GGma Shiela!!
 

Patricia Raven (444)
Friday June 20, 2014, 5:04 pm
If you want a petition for the White house let me know. I would be more than happy to oblige.
 

Michela m. (3875)
Friday June 20, 2014, 5:15 pm
We never give up!!!!!!!!
 

AniMae Chi (400)
Friday June 20, 2014, 6:16 pm
Thank you for the sad news Sharon, the fight continues.
 

Fran away F. (111)
Friday June 20, 2014, 6:49 pm
How could anyone justify keeping a wild animal locked up in a cage his whole life? I hope Jindal's inhumane and stupid decision will be reversed by the court! And the fight will definitely continue. Thanks, Sharon.
 

InconsolableTee M. (103)
Friday June 20, 2014, 7:11 pm
This Gov. Bobby Jindal has got to be declared insane, since he obviously is, to condemn Tony to a life of continuing misery, and by condoning the owning and mis treatment of wildlife.

Surely Jindal has to be / must removed from office on the grounds of insanity.
 

Joan M. (1090)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:19 pm
This is very bad news, this Bobby Jindal is an idiot, how can you pass a law exempting one person from a state law, I think this needs to be investigated, because something is not right here. But we will not give up on Tony.
 

B Lewenza (76)
Friday June 20, 2014, 9:02 pm
Noted this is one tough fight for Tony to be free, but we can't give up on him. That poor baby he so needs his freedom in a sanctuary to be with his own kind. I don't think that he can ever be totally free as he has been conditioned for too long.
 

Roberto M. (56)
Friday June 20, 2014, 9:12 pm
Noted
 

Nyack Clancy (432)
Friday June 20, 2014, 9:56 pm
Thanks for the news.
Very sad to deprive a wild animal of it's natural behavior of hunting and mating and keep it in captivity like a toy.

But then again we are talking about the South, where there are people that still think slavery is a good idea.

One day, in the enlightened dawn of man- probably 1000 years from now, they will look back, and finally understand, human rights and animal rights really ARE the same issue.


 

Krista Slavin (186)
Friday June 20, 2014, 10:01 pm
Very sad indeed. I wonder if any of the petitions we all signed were even sent or looked at. This is not right at all! I wonder if Tony's owner is paying some one off or is a relative of the deciding person?
 

Krista Slavin (186)
Friday June 20, 2014, 10:09 pm
I googled Michael Sandlin, and while I don't like to call people names, he looks like a pig of a man. I hope Tony eats him. I don't understand why he gets special treatment to keep Tony as an attraction.
 

Nyack Clancy (432)
Friday June 20, 2014, 10:39 pm
YES! Petitions WERE send and looked at, and a judge even ruled in favor of Tony!!!!!!

In two court hearings, May 6th, 2011 and November 2nd, 2011, Judge Michael Caldwell stated that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries permit issued to keep Tony, a 12 year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger at a truck-stop, was issued illegally.

we even thanked the judge!!!!!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/550/586/121/thank-judge-caldwell-for-protecting-the-truckstop-tiger/
 

Mariann Rannenberg (145)
Friday June 20, 2014, 10:47 pm
This is an outrage! After all WE did!! I hope karma gets this man and gets him good! He needs to be put in a cage!!

NYACK>> Is this good news?? Thank You for posting. I will check out the link you posted. ;)
 

Ashley heffner (451)
Friday June 20, 2014, 10:51 pm
Ahem...

I've said this before and I"ll say it again.

Jindal, you said that Republicans need to stop being the party of stupid people.

WHY DO YOU KEEP DOING STUPID THINGS LIKE THIS?!

(Sorry for the caps, in this case I felt it was justified.)
 

Candy L. (477)
Friday June 20, 2014, 11:34 pm
Jindal Is A A-Hole! & needs to be locked in a cage!
 

Nyack Clancy (432)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 12:01 am
No, Marriane R- it is NOT good news anymore- I was responding to Krista when she asked, ' I wonder if any of the petitions we all signed were even sent or looked at."

MANY petition were sent- for many years, prior to Judge Michael Caldwell ruling IN FAVOR of Tony in 2011.
 

Sandra Ferri (234)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 12:34 am
So sad and heartbreakning :'(((
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (172)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 12:47 am
noted
 

Pat Cunningham (131)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 12:48 am
This has broken my heart so dam unfair surely there is something else we can do to help this beautiful tiger, we can not give up the fight for Tony, I'm very good at signing and leaving my comments on the petitions but would not have a clue where to start !! very new to this site so please somebody HELP!!!
 

Joy T. (233)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 1:53 am
Can't help but think that Sandin paid off Jindal. GRRR! :(
 

Mm M. (449)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 2:00 am
Corruption at its worst and Tony still suffers. Noted with wet eyes. Lock up the A##H@@@@ that let and approve this#!#! to happen! Fumming!
 

Tanya W. (46)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 2:34 am
Noted!bloody idiots!!? How they like to be in a cage at struck stop? Sanctuary now!!! We must keel fighting for what's right...Christeen is so right!!!. Freedom for Tony now!!!
 

Jana DiCarlo (45)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 2:40 am
he is probably paying the judge off, it makes no sense any other way!!

It defies logic, and reason, and humanity and morals - everything - it just smells of GREED!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 2:41 am
Sadly noted.
 

Sylvie A. (134)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 2:50 am
Garder un être vivant en captivité est forcément inconstitutionnel. Personne n'a le droit d'imposer une telle vie à un autre. Par ailleurs, je lisais justement hier le contraire de cette nouvelle. Sur Facebook, la nouvelle a circulé que Tony pourrait être accueilli dans un sanctuaire. Je vis donc une très grande déception ce matin.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (544)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 3:00 am
We have to end the practise of wild animals in cages for our own pleasure. Wild is Free, and the word Cage does not fit. But we must never give up this case..............
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 5:09 am
I pray for poor Toney every day.
 

Michaela Carlsson (147)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 6:25 am
Do Michael Sandin give all the officials free gas or diesel??
If this people was for real this have been solved long time ago...
 

John Holton (358)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 6:48 am
Noted
 

Cheryl Hughes (43)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 8:08 am
Poor animals there's no end in sight!!
 

Ulane V. (39)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 8:25 am
Noted.This has to stop.
 

Kathleen Mireault (39)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 8:30 am
Noted. Poor Tony! Karmic Law will get the effing torturers eventually, but sometimes it's hard to wait for it to happen. Thanks, Sharon.
 

Maria S. (102)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 9:15 am
Very sadly noted. This is outragious...we must never give up trying!
Thanks Sharon & Bonnie for the forward.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 9:41 am
I can't add anymore outrage than above....
 

Heidi D. (24)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 11:10 am
Is anyone surprised at this? Jindal is SCUM and his pal Sandlin is a criminal.
 

InconsolableTee M. (103)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 11:43 am
No animal should be kept in such conditions, wild or not
 

Betty K. (284)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 12:02 pm
Governor Jindal sounds a bit shady to me.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 3:19 pm
This governor should be impeached and run out of town. Disgusting and despicable.
 

Raelene Wheeldon (35)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 6:45 pm
This is sad! They should be left where they belong. They are not objects for the ignorant to say "look at what I own." SHAME!!
 

. (0)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 2:25 am
So sad...May karma catch up with the heartless decision guru who thinks it's okay to lock a sentient being in a concrete cage with less comforts and smaller than a serial murderer would be locked in. I cannot comprehend how this idiot can lay strait in his comfortable bed at night? Some person in power must be able to over ride this barbarity.
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Sarah Addis (32)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 2:29 am
That poor tiger looks broken, you can see it in his eyes, heart breaking ... Lock Sandlin and Jindal up in those dreadful conditions and throw away the key.
 

kate k g (470)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 3:30 am
thank you Sharon signed the petition and shared it too :)
 

Ruth S. (307)
Monday June 23, 2014, 1:43 pm
Well said Laura!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Monday June 23, 2014, 5:46 pm
someone knows someone..but now that big deals like Decaprio are involved we have a better shot..
f***ing PISSED right now...
ANyone want to take a road trip?
 

Cindy Miars (73)
Monday June 23, 2014, 8:23 pm
This is sad news. I would like to hear the reasoning behind Jindal making this exception. There is something shady going on with this.This is wrong! Thanks Sharon for the update.
 

Gabriela Baldaia (96)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 3:47 pm
There's a NEW PETITION asking PRESIDENT OBAMA to intervene :
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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/942/034/066/president-obama-please-intervene-to-stop-gov-bobby-jindal-over-ruling-state-law/
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 10:38 am
TRAGIC!!!! But it doesn't mean that the fight is over!!!!!!
Thanks Sharon
 
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