Update: SB 250 Scheduled For House Floor Debate May 30, 2014   Leave a comment

la seal tony updateSB 250, Senator Rick Ward’s bill to “exempt certain persons from the requirements of the big exotic cats rules” (specifically to allow Michael Sandlin to keep Tony at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete Louisiana.) is scheduled for House floor debate TODAY FRIDAY MAY 30th, 2014. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Agenda.aspx?c=H&g=BODY

You can watch the House in session here, scheduled to begin at 9:00amCST: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/WM/HseSWAGIThchamwm.asp

If you’re a Louisiana Resident contact your Representatives and tell them to vote NO on SB 250 – it’s scheduled for floor debate TODAY Friday May 30 2014, so it’s crucial you contact them NOW.

  • See this post from ALDF:

http://aldf.org/cases-campaigns/action-alerts/protect-tigers-from-unlawful-captivity/

and enter your zip code here to contact your Representative:

http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5154/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15813

https://secure3.convio.net/bfusa/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=885

and

  • ASPCA also has an Action Alert targeting the House:

http://www.capwiz.com/aspca/issues/alert/?alertid=63198706&type=ST&&from=advocacycenterlanding

If you’re not a Louisiana Resident – please share the information so we can reach others. Apologies for the repetitiveness but it’s important we all do what we can to defeat this bill.

NOTE: If you missed Wednesday’s hearing on SB 250 you can watch it here:

http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/2014/May2014.htm

Scroll down to May 28 , 2014 | Session Day 46 and CLICK ON Natural Resources.

Carter Dillard and Chris Green from Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Pat Craig from The Wild Animal Sanctuary represented Tony and presented compelling testimony AGAINST SB 250.

Thanks again for your positive support and dedication to Tony.

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Posted May 30, 2014 by freetonythetiger in Uncategorized

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