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Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Free Tony Truck Stop Tiger | Global Animal

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Dianne Ly
- 529 days ago -
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Veronique L. (215)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:28 am
Noted thank you!

jess b (24)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:29 am
signed!! thank you.
Sick ofseeing this abuse in the U>S>!!!!!!! and sick of people paying for this abuse and cruelty, and the perpetrators getting away with it!!!!

let's do something. I have now read about countless abuse and neglect stories in circuses and zoos across the country, and enough is enough. This has been going on for decADES, OBVIOUSLY.

jess b (24)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:31 am
pressed wrong key.

Time to stop this now and push for the end of caged wild life, and private ownership of big cats, other than rehabilitation and rescue.

jess b (24)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:32 am
Sorry - again.

I Signed. Please all sign.

Jill Vickerman (423)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:34 am
Oh please let the Supreme Court send him to a good sanctuary...not that awful exotic place.
with 31,534 supporters
Thanks Dianne

Debbie G. (311)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:40 am
Good news!

Joy McR (140)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:57 am
Noted.. thank you.

Dianne Lynn Elko (744)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:12 pm

Dianne Lynn Elko (744)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:13 pm
sx and shared

Freya H. (327)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:13 pm
YEAH! A big step in the right direction.

Um, Dianne L, did you mean to put a different description for this story? Hey, we all make boo-boos.

Dianne Lynn Elko (744)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:44 pm
Sonia Horon, exclusive to Global Animal

The fight to free Tony, the Siberian-Bengal tiger famously caged and put on display at Grosse Tete, Louisiana’s Tiger Truck Stop, continues. The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a petition to review the Court of Appeal’s decision, which ruled in favor of the captive tiger.

The Louisiana Court of Appeal ruled that Michael Sandlin, the person responsible for caging the tiger, did not in fact have the right to a grandfather permit, which would allow him to keep the tiger in spite of the state’s exotic cat laws.

Dianne Lynn Elko (744)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:45 pm
Yes Freya,sorry...posted the right one above,ty

Natasha Salgado (602)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:55 am
Tony better be freed soon. Petition prev signed-thx Dianne

Lydia S. (161)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:43 pm
I too am happy that Tony may soon be somewhat free , at least free from the truck stop & Mr. Sandlin.
What is an awful twist is that Mr. Sandlin who has claimed to love Tony & have Tony's best interests
at heart would be willing to send the tiger to a zoo with a terrible history of animal neglect , He seems to be
saying ' well if I can't have and exploit him I'm sending him somewhere equally hellish ! Sort of eat that ADLF .
I hope there is a petition for him to be sent to Big Cat Rescue or a reputable rescue / sanctuary .

Phillip Ferrell (14)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:48 pm
Signed. I wish they'd shut that place down in Wynnewood too They're just playing prison out there with those animals. They're the wardens and the guards and the animals are the convicts. Atmosphere like that can be volatile.

samantha l (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:06 pm
Great! I hope he goes to a wonderful, caring sanctuary where he'll be respected.

Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 11:06 pm
thanks for sharing

Andrew C. (6)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 11:37 pm
Noted and signed.

Trina Hawkins (24)
Monday October 14, 2013, 12:17 am
Noted and Signed! I hope Tony gets Free from that place Soon ! What a Shame to keep such a Beautiful Animal in a Cage! He should be Free !

. (7)
Monday October 14, 2013, 12:25 am
Previously signed, noted, thanks!

Inge Bjorkman (153)
Monday October 14, 2013, 12:26 am


Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday October 14, 2013, 12:29 am
noted and signed

Nimue Pendragon (296)
Monday October 14, 2013, 12:55 am
Previously signed, noted, thanks.

Pogle S. (88)
Monday October 14, 2013, 1:14 am
Noted, read, signed and commented "Poor Tony the tiger stuck in a cage whilst his real life passes him by. That's not fair!"

Irene S. (66)
Monday October 14, 2013, 1:58 am
Noted and signed, thank you for the link Dianne!

John B. (122)
Monday October 14, 2013, 2:10 am
Thanks Dianne for posting the link to the article by Ms.Horon and the petition. Signed with "with 31,623 supporters". Post noted.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday October 14, 2013, 2:20 am

Past Member (0)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:24 am
with 31,629 supporters
18,371 NEEDED

Danuta Watola (1233)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:25 am

Fi T. (17)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:53 am
Allow him home

Pam B. (17)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:55 am

Bee S. (208)
Monday October 14, 2013, 4:03 am

DONE. 18,369 NEEDED.

Jinny L. (74)
Monday October 14, 2013, 4:43 am
Noted and signed. All species have the right to live in peace. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria picchetti (302)
Monday October 14, 2013, 5:02 am
I am glad Tony is legally free but Sandlin seems to be a sadist. After keeping Tony in fumes, noise, lights for thirteen years now he is giving Tony a death sentence at the GW Exotic roadside zoo. G-d bless Tony. We are with you buddy all the way everyday.

Ruth S. (300)
Monday October 14, 2013, 5:56 am
Can't these people see that Tony needs to have a real life! He needs to be a Tiger!

Waltraud U. (83)
Monday October 14, 2013, 6:00 am
done ty

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday October 14, 2013, 7:58 am
Noted, thanks.

Lydia S. (161)
Monday October 14, 2013, 9:51 am
Forgot to add already signed this petition . xo
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