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Criminal: Showdown At The Tiger Truck Stop
Animals  (tags: tiger truck stop, louisiana, Tony the Tiger, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, endangered, environment, humans, protection, wildanimals )

- 1081 days ago -
The Criminal podcast team recently took a trip to Louisiana to see a special tiger named Tony. But Tony the Tiger wasn't at a zoo or nature preserve. He lives at a gas station called the Tiger Truck Stop.
Tony the Tiger to Remain at Louisiana Truck Stop for Now After Animal Rights Group's Lawsuit Dismissed -NO! KEEP FIGHTING!!!
Animals  (tags: Tony The Tiger, suffering, tiger, abused, Animal Welfare, animal advocates, animal cruelty, law, pets, sadness, humans )

- 1675 days ago -
ALDF in June filed the suit, which was dismissed Monday, days after Gov. Bobby Jindal signed Senate Bill 250 into law. One of the group's arguments was that the new amendment makes a special exception for Sandlin, which is illegal according to the state's
Animals  (tags: Tony the Tiger, truck stop, wildlife in a cage, wildlife, free tony!!!, petitions, Tony, free him!, animal rights, animal welfare, animals, animal advocates, abuse, protection, sadness, wildlife, suffering )

- 1800 days ago -
According to the sign posted on Tony's cage, he was born in July 2000 - this month marking his 14th year. It is reported that Tony was acquired by Michael Sandlin as a 6 month old cub from a Texas breeder.
SIGN & SHARE FOR TONY! Petition | LDWF: Ensure Tony The Tiger Is Released To A Reputable Sanctuary | Change.Org
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Tiger Cruelty, Tigers in Captivity, Tony the Tiger, Send TOny the Tiger To a Reputable Sanct, ACTION! )

- 2121 days ago -
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 & the exploitation of cubs and tigers for photo ops.
Free Tony To A Proper Sanctuary ACTION LINK
Animals  (tags: Tony the Tiger, animalrights, endangered, protection, animalcruelty, environment, wildanimals )

- 2389 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.
Animals  (tags: LDWF, Petion, Tony The Tiger, Michael Sandlin, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, tigers, investigation )

- 2711 days ago -
LDWF: Ensure Tony The Tiger Is Released To A Reputable Sanctuary. Petitioning:- Secretary, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Secretary Robert J.Barham) Mr. Fred Kimmel Ms. Maria Davidson Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Victory! Judge Rules to Free Truckstop Tony the Tiger-- FINALLY
Animals  (tags: Truckstop Tony, Tony the Tiger, animalwelfare, abuse, animaladvocates, animalrights, animalcruelty, suffering, wildanimals, wildlife, cruelty )

- 2785 days ago -
Judge Michael Caldwell has ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Louisiana taxpayers in our lawsuit to free Tony the Tiger from the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana.
Truck Stop Tiger And The Law
Animals  (tags: Tony the Tiger, Generic tigers, ALDF, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Louisiana, USDA, Big Cat Rescue, Tiger Haven, Endangered Species Act, Wildlife, Animal Welfare, Inbreeding endangered animals, Wildlife rescue, Truck Stop Tiger )

- 2822 days ago -
Louisiana retracts decision to quash a permit that allows a tiger to be caged at a truck stop. The Animal Legal Defense Fund goes back to the batting plate for the tiger while the permit holder says he will do whatever it takes to break their efforts.
Free Tony the Truck-Stop Tiger - TAKE ACTION
Animals  (tags: animals, tigers, tony the tiger, captivity, captive animals, wildanimals, humans, ethics, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare )

- 3042 days ago -
Tony has lived his entire life - ten years, arguably half of his lifespan - as a truck-stop novelty. He has no companions or quality social interaction, and visitors often remark how he looks skinny and lonely.

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