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 Post subject: Truck stop tiger
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:46 pm 
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What the heck? What makes people think this is ok? There's an online petition for those who are interested on change.org

Excerpt: "But thanks to a dedicated group of individuals who decided this tiger has served enough time under the ownership of Michael Sandlin, people around the world are fighting for Tony's freedom. More than 10,000 members of the Change.org community have asked the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to deny Tiger Truck Stop's permit when it comes up for renewal in December. Without the permit, authorities can remove Tony and place him in an accredited sanctuary, like Big Cat Rescue in Florida.

Now the Animal Legal Defense Fund has stepped in and filed a legal petition on Tony's behalf. ALDF is asking the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to revoke and deny renewal of Michael Sandlin's permit to keep Tony. They're arguing that the permit is in violation of state law, in violation of Iberville Parish ordinances, and that LDWF's granting of the current permit was unlawful."


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:49 pm 
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Oh my god, I just felt my heart break. I am so sad for Tony.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck stop tiger
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:13 pm 
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I've seen him and it's pretty heartbreaking. They used to have two there but they managed to get one out but were unable to get Tony as well, I guess. Last time I drove by I didn't see him, though, and thought they may have gotten him out because when I got online to look into it, it looked like someone was on the case. It's really REALLY depressing.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck stop tiger
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:26 pm 
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I cannot even watch this video. I will start sobbing.

Who the fork thinks a TRUCK STOP is an appropriate place to keep a tiger? Minus another point on the "faith in humanity" meter.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck stop tiger
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:57 pm 
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amandabear wrote:
I cannot even watch this video. I will start sobbing.

Who the fork thinks a TRUCK STOP is an appropriate place to keep a tiger? Minus another point on the "faith in humanity" meter.


Exactly! A friggin truck stop. What the hell?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:16 am 
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landofoz wrote:
amandabear wrote:
I cannot even watch this video. I will start sobbing.

Who the fork thinks a TRUCK STOP is an appropriate place to keep a tiger? Minus another point on the "faith in humanity" meter.


Exactly! A friggin truck stop. What the hell?


Guys. It totally made sense*. The truck stop was called The Tiger Truck Stop. It was an obvious and logical choice.**


*totally doesn't make sense
**totally not obvious and logical choice

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 Post subject: Re: Truck stop tiger
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:27 am 
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frozenveggies wrote:
landofoz wrote:
amandabear wrote:
I cannot even watch this video. I will start sobbing.

Who the fork thinks a TRUCK STOP is an appropriate place to keep a tiger? Minus another point on the "faith in humanity" meter.


Exactly! A friggin truck stop. What the hell?


Guys. It totally made sense*. The truck stop was called The Tiger Truck Stop. It was an obvious and logical choice.**


*totally doesn't make sense
**totally not obvious and logical choice


Duh! Tiger Truck Stop! So they needed a tiger. Now I get it.


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 Post subject: Re: Truck stop tiger
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:53 am 
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Some people think the world and everything in it is theirs to do whatever the hell they want with it. I bet people get out of their cars and think this is AWESOME. THey don't think past themselves. So shameful.


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 Post subject: Re: Truck stop tiger
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:02 am 
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The reason he's probably gotten away with it so long is that tiger having is what we do here, apparently. We have a live tiger living on our campus at LSU, and it's kinda always a big deal. So when PETA protests it, everyone gets up in arms and is all shut up, he's ours, go away. And so this guy get away with keeping his too. It's kind of baffling that they spent so much energy protesting Mike the Tiger in his million dollar habitat when Tony was a few miles down the road in that thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck stop tiger
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Your post about Tony is appreciated. Tony is one of thousands of privately owned tigers in the United States whose numbers exceed tigers in the wild.

You can read more about Tony here: http://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/tonys-story/

Besides the change.org petition: http://animals.change.org/petitions/vie ... top_permit

You can also help Tony by:

Signing Big Cat Rescue - Tampa FL Action Alert: http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/a ... 01&type=ML

Signing Tony's WSPA Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/460/714/941/

If there are any Louisiana residents please contact your elected officials and the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries. All contact info here: http://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2 ... tact-list/


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