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Animals  (tags: Tony the Tiger, animalrights, endangered, protection, animalcruelty, environment, wildanimals )

- 653 days ago -
We are currently waiting for the Louisiana Court of Appeal to hear our case. We are also waiting for the trial court to decide if Sandlin's suit will move forward. Tony's fate is tied up in the courts, but ALDF is keeping the pressure on.

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Nancy C. (798)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:19 pm
There are many sides to this saga and many believe it would be more comforting and sane to leave Tony where he is. At this point, they may be right. I was asked by several friends to post this...use your own wisdom and research...

Nyack Clancy (435)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:02 pm
So true everyone has their own mind to make up. Mine is already made up and was years ago.

But here is at least more current information-

Life at the truck stop is harmful to an animal with such sensitive hearing and acute sense of smell, says veterinarian Jennifer Conrad, who has cared for captive large cats for nearly two decades. After visiting Tony, she declared he is “in poor condition and needs intervention on his behalf.” In addition to exposure to noise and diesel fumes, Tony is taunted by truck stop visitors. His enclosure lacks adequate enrichment. He has no pool of water to cool off in the blazing heat of the summer. As a result of this stressful confinement, Tony constantly paces in his enclosure, putting him at risk for dangerous and painful veterinary conditions.

His suffering demonstrates the problem of privately-owned tigers, whose numbers exceed that of wild tigers. There are less than 500 Siberian and only 2,500 Bengal tigers left in the wild. In their natural habitat, tigers live alone, travel many miles to hunt, and avoid humans.

Esther Z. (101)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:10 pm
Noted and signed.

Judy C. (106)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 7:12 pm
Signew those I had not already signed. thanks Nancy and Simone.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 9:24 pm
Wrote a letter and sent it to the Secretary of Louisiana.

Danuta Watola (1199)
Monday December 3, 2012, 4:38 am

Maria S. (102)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:12 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks Nancy & Simone.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:06 pm
Tony needs to be in a sanctuary, where he has space to move freely in a more natural habitat. He has no quality of life being a caged prisoner.

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:38 pm

Elizabeth M. (66)
Monday December 3, 2012, 2:23 pm
Noted and already signed. Thanks Nancy.

Sheila S. (62)
Monday December 3, 2012, 4:33 pm
How insane that Sandlin was not only permitted to keep this tiger, but to show him under these obscene conditions. That this action has been dragging on for several years is also obscene and insane.
GOOD LUCK in all your endeavors to correct this tragedy!

Fran F. (111)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:03 pm
Noted and already signed. Despite whatever bonds Tony has formed with his "owner" and his familiarity with his present surroundings, Tony would be better off in an environment more natural and appropriate to tigers.

Thomas P. (468)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:06 pm
Noted and signed.

Gloria picchetti (290)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:00 pm
Leaving Tony at the truck stop is like giving up on sex slaves because they are used to it by now.

Robert O. (12)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:07 pm

samantha l (0)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:21 pm

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:04 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks.

Jim Phillips (3209)
Monday December 3, 2012, 8:27 pm
Petitions signed.

Ty, Nancy.

Stan B. (124)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:23 am
The sooner the better. Thanks Nancy.

Pat A. (117)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:43 am
Done - thanks Nancy!

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:24 am
Already signed

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:47 am
Signed. #21,581

John S. (303)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:43 am
Quite a few links, but done.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:48 am
Already signed. Thanks.

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:04 am

Terrie Williams (769)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:44 am
Already signed, noted and shared on Fb

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:22 am
Signed & Shared.

Kate A. (10)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:38 am
S/N, thank u

Lisa Neste (699)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:53 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "LDWF: Ensure Tony The Tiger Is Released To A Reputable Sanctuary"

back soon no-mail (388)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:43 pm
These beautiful living being deserve better!!!
Already signed. TY Nancy.

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 9:58 pm

Sandra M Z. (114)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:07 pm
Send him to the sanctuary Now.

Signed, Thank you Nancy.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:45 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:45 pm

Teresa Cowley (274)
Friday December 7, 2012, 1:34 am
Maybe others are right, and it would be best to leave Tony where he is--but, to me, it's not normal, and it's not right.
This poor guy has the right to taste freedom, space, grass, a pool of water--peace and quiet.
Whether for a day or for years, Tony has the right to be a big cat. Just my opinion.
Thanks Nancy.

Mary T. (186)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:06 pm
Signed already

natalie n. (164)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:38 am
thanks, done.

Michela m. (3926)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 12:35 pm

Suheyla C. (229)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:06 am
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