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Victory in Animal Legal Defense Fund's Lawsuit to Free Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

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- 2721 days ago -
Great News! A Louisiana court granted the ADLF's request for a permanent injunction against the renewal of the annual permit that allows Michael Sandlin, owner of Grosse Tete's Tiger Truck Stop, to display Tony, a ten-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger.


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RosemaryRannes H (650)
Friday May 6, 2011, 6:21 pm
Tom i was just about to post after seeing this on but i'm soooooooooooo happy you have done it for me ... i am going crazy here !!!!!!! Just think ... after a DECADE OF BEING HELD IMPRISONED OUR TONY IS FREE AS OF DECEMBER 2011 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FINALLY Sandlin and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries got their a_ _ e _ KICKED by a Judge in East Baton Rouge District Court who obviously recognized the animal cruelty, pain and suffering that Tony endured in captivity!
i just can't say enough ... tears of JOY are falling fast here " " " " " " " " "

“Today, the law was upheld in the state of Louisiana, which has explicit regulations designed to protect tigers like Tony,” says ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells. “It is an incredible victory for ALDF, the tens of thousands around the world who have supported this campaign, and most of all, for Tony. We eagerly look forward to the day that he leaves behind the noise and fumes of the Tiger Truck Stop for a new life of freedom that he has never known.”


Tomoko Harris (83)
Friday May 6, 2011, 6:52 pm
WONDERFUL!!! Un-cork a bottle champagne for Tony!

. (0)
Friday May 6, 2011, 7:17 pm
That is magnificent news.

Camilla Vaga (68)
Friday May 6, 2011, 10:14 pm
that is awesome

Jeanette Steffi G (189)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 4:31 am
VICTORY!!!! After every petition signed, success is finally achieved! Be proud people! You are one of those who fought for Tony no matter where you are in the world! My report was even about Tony, next year, I'm going to write about his freedom. The joy every one who fought for his rights felt and just everything great about this miracle.

Kudos to you, Tom, for posting and sharing this news.

Ladies and gentlemen, I now declare,


Shannon Hudgens (18)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 1:59 pm
Good news! Thanks for posting!

Glenda J (158)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 2:07 pm
HIGH FIVE TONY! Good does come from pushing those energies out there..

Cindy C (125)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 2:41 pm

Jane Parker (70)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 2:42 pm
Wonderful news!!

Orlando Guide (31)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 2:42 pm
Amen! Anybody know which sanctuary or is it too soon

Deanna Shoemaker (7)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 2:50 pm
Now let's hope he fares well until the day he's freed.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 2:57 pm
CAN TONY NOW GO TO A PROTECTED SANCTUARY...NOW, NOT LATER!!?????!!!.......OR DO WE NEED PETITIONS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN , NOW , NOT LATER!!!???!!.......(this is the 1st step that has been accomplished)......NOW IT IS TIME FOR #2, SO TONY DOES NOT SUFFER A MOMENT LONGER, PLEASE AND THANKYOU!!..............Everyone here at Care2 is awesome and petitions WORK!!! Thankyou!

Wendye Kolles (58)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 3:04 pm
This should NEVER have happened to Tony in the first place. My prayers that Tony will find a perfect home where he will be cared for, loved and respected. Let's also hope that he will be able to adjust smoothly to his new freedom. God bless you Tony! I hope the owner of the truck stop will release you a lot sooner. xo xo xo xo

O O (0)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 3:55 pm
I hope that Tony will be monitored constantly until he is moved to a sanctuary. He has lived a life that no majestic tiger should ever have to endure. I'm so glad that we have won round one but we must move to the next round quickly to get him into a wonderful new place to live out the rest of his life. I hope everyone who signed petitions, called officials, and donated can be really elated in what a difference we have made for this beautiful animal by standing together and not giving up. Thanks to (ALDF, attorneys, and the rest of us) who have worked so hard to get Tony this far but we must not stop fighting until he is in out of the that truck stop.

Helen Rose (30)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 9:06 pm
This is wonderful news, Thank heavens...

Ritva J (115)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 4:02 am
Really great news! Hooray!!!

Amena Andersson (187)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 8:21 am
Yeay! Hurray!!! Wonderful news. A long time coming. Thanks, Tom.

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 11:03 am
Grrrrrreat for Tony !

Shirley S (187)
Monday May 9, 2011, 12:27 am
All our petitioning has been REWARDED with this good news.ENJOY life Tony.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 9, 2011, 2:13 pm
It's a real good news. Noted

MmAway M (514)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 7:57 am
Thank you Tom....actually, I got waves, now the tears are falling. Worked so hard for these special Tiger...I hope that he gets a wonderful Scantuary with lots of grass, and room to roam...Oh as well as a special girl!

MmAway M (514)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 7:58 am
"You can't send Tom a Star....." Will get you next week for a belated one on this news!

Cheree M (46)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:49 am
Wonderful!!! Great News.. Noted, TY Tom
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