Tweetstorm Tweets & Hashtag Info for TODAY’s Tweetstorm!!   Leave a comment


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Link with pre-made tweets for Tweetstorm:

Hashtag we’ll be using is #Shorty4Tony

Please start tweeting at 1pmEST

Help us trend #Shorty4Tony!


Tweetstorm For Tony!! MONDAY APRIL 7th 1pmEST!!   Leave a comment

tweetstromTony is a finalist for a Shorty Award. We thought it would be a great idea to hold a Tweetstorm to show our support for Tony and how he has raised awareness for captive tigers in the United States with his Shorty Awards campaign and nomination. The Shorty Awards Ceremony is also on Monday April 7th and begins at 6:30pmest. More info: Shorty Awards on Livestream TONIGHT 7:30pm:

Please join and help us on Monday April 7th 2014 at 1pmest! Our tweets will highlight Tony’s story, his Shorty Awards Campaign, how captive tigers are exploited, and what you can do to help them.

At 12:30pm  on Monday April 7th, we’ll be posting a link with pre-made tweets and the hashtag to use.


Tweetstorm Tips:

  • Don’t tweet too much the day of (before) the event.
  • Very few countdowns.
  • Tweet as fast as possible. We must tweet fast for an hour straight.
  • Copy+Paste tweets are more efficient than RTs (retweets) and are fast, or use the pre-made tweets we’ll be posting tomorrow along with the hashtag to use!
  • Always include the hashtag in every tweet!

We’ll post the link with pre-made tweets (feel free to use your own too) and the hashtag to use TOMORROW – MONDAY 12:30pmEST here and on Twitter. Be sure to follow @TonyTiger2000 & @FreeTonyTiger

Video Footage of Tony   Leave a comment

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Video with some good footage of Tony. Claims that he will be taken from his home and put in a small cage are erroneous. Video link: Your polite comments supporting his release to a reputable sanctuary are always appreciated at the link. Thanks again for your support; no updates regarding his case available as of now.

Posted April 6, 2014 by freetonythetiger in Uncategorized

New Pics and Tony “In The News”   Leave a comment

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Tiger Truck Stop (Tony’s “Enclosure” is to the Right) ~ Taken March 2, 2014 ~ Courtesy @PuppyProtector1

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Thanks to @PuppyProtector1 & @sarahzaun for sharing their pictures of Tony.

An article about Tony was posted in The Daily Reveille on February 27th titled: Truck stop tiger raises legal controversy in Grosse Tete

Your comments supporting Tony’s release to a reputable sanctuary are always appreciated on articles. Visit: to leave a comment.

Photo Gallery from Article:

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Here’s a montage of Tony from @PuppyProtector1 from his visit in January 2014

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Please continue to network Tony’s story by sharing posts, pictures and his petition. Thanks everyone for your support.

Tony Is A Finalist For A Shorty Award! Petition Reaches 37K!   Leave a comment

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If you are one of the many friends who tweet for Tony and supported his Shorty Awards campaign aimed at raising awareness for captive tigers, you’ll be happy to hear that Tony is a finalist in the category of Non-Human.

He finished in third place with 335 nominations. Each Official Category has 7 finalists. These include 4 with the most nominations from the public and 3 chosen by a new Shorty Awards Nominating Board made up of professional journalists from around the world.

The winners of the 6th Annual Shorty Awards, as chosen by The Academy, will be revealed at the ceremony on April 7th, 2014 at TheTimesCenter at the New York Times building in New York City.


Tony’s petition reached 37,000 signatures on February 23, 2014. This petition has gathered signatures from all over the world and keeps people updated, supportive and demonstrates the interest in Tony’s case.

If you have signed, Thank You – please continue to share the link: and if you haven’t signed, please do and also share.

The petition and the Shorty Awards nomination are important ways to maintain visibility to Tony’s plight and also to continue networking the serious issue of captive tigers in the United States.

Your positive support and dedication as always is greatly appreciated. Any updates concerning Tony’s case will be posted as we receive them and also reference The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s page for Tony.

TODAY Is The LAST DAY To VOTE For TONY & Captive TIGERS!   Leave a comment

last day nommyThanks everyone for supporting Tony’s nomination in the Shorty Awards. Currently Tony is in second place in the “non-human” category with 309 votes.

While it would be great to win, our goal is to raise awareness to Tony’s situation and that of the estimated 5,000 plus tigers privately owned in the United States; tigers kept as pets, bred for profit, cubs used in photo, feeding and & pay-for-play ops, circuses, roadside zoos, etc. and hopefully we have done that.


If you have a Twitter account PLEASE vote for Tony! Already voted? Then please share this post!

There are two ways you can nominate Tony; we’re asking for votes in the “non-human” category:

You must have a Twitter account to vote!


1. Visit: Add your reason why you’re nominating Tony and click Tweet Your Nomination! You’ll get a screen like the one below asking your permission to allow Shorty Awards to use your account. If you don’t want to authorize  – YOU CAN STILL VOTE! See Option 2.

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2. You can vote right from your Twitter account! No need for authorization. Tweet the following with a reason after because:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…

Nominations must have a reason or they won’t count. Example:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…he raises awareness for captive tigers.

If you already voted, voting again only replaces your original vote. Retweeting someone else’s tweet also does not count.

Share Tony’s Campaign Video ~ Help Raise Awareness For Him & Captive U.S. Tigers! and THANK YOU again for your support and dedication to Tony.

Reminder and Tweets For Wig It Up Wednesday Feb. 12th!   Leave a comment

shortyWe hope that everyone who tweets joins us tomorrow ~ Wednesday February 12th ~ for a special “Wig It Up” Wednesday. Tony’s Twitter friends @JeffMusk and @cafrindorrell have organized tomorrow’s event to raise awareness for Tony and captive tigers in the United States as well as Tony’s Shorty Awards nomination.

See our previous post for more information: and Jeff’s post:

We thought it would a great idea to provide some tweets that you’re welcome to copy and paste for tomorrow. They include facts about Tony, videos about the captive tiger situation, Tony’s Shorty Award nomination, and how you can support a very important bill “The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.” There are also graphics you can use to add to your tweets when you scroll past the tweets below – adding more to this post shortly. Please use the hashtags #WigItUp & #FreeTonyTiger – who knows, maybe we’ll trend!

Keeping Tony’s story and that of the captive tiger/big cat crisis is vital and we’re looking forward to a successful event tomorrow. Thanks again for everyone’s continued support of Tony.

Tweets For Wig It Up Wednesday – February 12th, 2014

We Love Tony! @TonyTiger2000 || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

@TonyTiger2000 deserves a proper home @ a reputable big cat sanctuary! #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Let Tony @TonyTiger2000 Hear Our ROARS! #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

ROAR FOR @TonyTiger2000 & Captive #Tigers!! || #WigItUp Going on NOW!! #FreeTonyTiger

#Tiger kept ILLEGALLY as a roadside attraction @ #Louisiana truck stop ~ #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Petition: @LDWF: Enforce Louisiana Law! Ensure Tony Is Released 2 Reputable Sanctuary || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

WATCH @TonyTiger2000′s @shortyawards campaign video & VOTE!! || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Nominate @TonyTiger2000 4 a @ShortyAwards: Help Raise Awareness 4 Captive #Tigers! || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Tweet & Add a Reason after Because: I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because… || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

With just 1 Tweet YOU Can ROAR 4 @TonyTiger2000 & Captive #Tigers! Vote Here:

Learn more about @TonyTiger2000′s nomination: || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Did you know @TonyTiger2000 was featured in the @NYTimes?! || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Great pictures of @TonyTiger2000 via his good friend @puppyprotector1 ~ || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Say hello 2 @TonyTiger2000’s beautiful tweetheart @LucyLiberte & support her petition: || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Meet @TonyTiger2000 ‘s bestest #LittleBuddy ~ @IAmSmittyKitty ~ a pawsome furiend to ALL #anipals! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Two of @TonyTiger2000′s warriors @danapixie & @HRHDuchessII – rocking the @shortyawards with their tweets! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Join @TonyTiger2000′s Facebook Page: || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Get Social with @TonyTiger2000 on @Instagram: || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Get Social with @TonyTiger2000 on @Youtube: || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Check out @TonyTiger2000’s WordPress blog: || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

@TonyTiger2000 is 1 of the est. 5,000+ privately owned tigers in U.S. Appx. 3,200 tigers left in the wild || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

#Tigers Don’t Belong @ Truck Stops!! @TonyTiger2000 || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

In 2003, 3 #tigers taken from Tiger Truck Stop – @TonyTiger2000 left behind || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

@ALDF is commited 2 @TonyTiger2000′s release 2 a reputable sanctuary! WATCH: || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

True Blood’s @BauerVanStraten Speaks Out 4 @TonyTiger2000 || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

2006 #Louisiana state law prohibits private ownership of #tigers! || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Learn more about Big Cats & Public Safety Protection Act!! #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Watch @BigCatRescue’s #tiger Zabu in their 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Est.10,000 big cats kept in U.S. by private owners. || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

WATCH: Baby #Tigers To Go Cubs used in Pay4Play &photo ops! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

WATCH: CUTE TIGER CUBS – Robbed from the Cradle! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

WATCH: #Tigers in the U.S. & learn more about the serious issue of captive tigers #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

WATCH: Backyard #Tigers of America In some states it’s legal to own big cats as pets! #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Did you know that there are more #tigers in American backyards than left in the wild? || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

@WCSanctuary is one big cat sanctuary that has offered a home 4 @TonyTiger2000 || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

No More Wild Pets! #Tiger Exotic Pet PSA via @wcsanctuary | #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

@BigCatRescue has also offered @TonyTiger2000 a home || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Can you imagine @TonyTiger2000 “On Vacation”? WATCH TJ #Tiger of @BigCatRescue ~ || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Tell the Senate to protect people & big cats! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Tell the House to protect people and big cats! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Is it legal to keep a #tiger as a backyard pet? WATCH: via @ALDF || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Help Captive Big Cats in the U.S. via @AnimalDefenders || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

The Most Important Bill Ever to Protect Big Cats from Abuse! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Love & Thanks @JeffMusk & @cafrindorrell 4 organizing this special #WigItUp Wednesday 2 raise awareness 4 @TonyTiger2000 & captive #tigers!


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