SPECIAL REQUEST: If anyone follows Tony on Twitter @TonyTiger2000 you are sure to know his “elegirl” @LucyLiberte.
Last month we did a Twitterstorm for Tony and trended #FreeTonyTiger.
TODAY ~ Sunday March 10 @ 4pmEST there’s a Twitterstorm for @LucyLiberte to raise awareness for her, push her petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/allow-a-panel-of-external-elephant-experts-to-examine-lucy and to trend #FreeLucyElephant.
If you tweet, please participate in this event by adding the petition link and #FreeLucyElephant as you tweet from 4pmest – 5pmest TODAY. THANK YOU!
Tony: March 4, 2012 - Photo Courtesy of Cloversweed
Tony: March 4, 2012 - Photo Courtesy of Cloversweed
Pictures and videos of Tony courtesy of “Cloversweed” taken March 4, 2012. Please visit her recent Youtube videos of Tony at these links
http://youtu.be/iha8F3PXLIk || http://youtu.be/9xKyl7_4mB0 || http://youtu.be/B6x5Je7tHXU || http://youtu.be/WZzAW1OmbFU || http://youtu.be/iAmLUTH1-Jc
Please Sign Tony's Petition!
Tony’s petition has reached 13,769 signatures. Thanks for signing and please continue to share:
Visit tinyurl.com/helptonytiger for ways you can advocate for Tony. Updates will be posted when they are made available.
We can make a difference by taking action for animals in need. Please participate in these actions and share the links with friends, family and on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Thanks again for your support of Tony and for all animals who deserve our respect, protection and advocacy for their welfare.
Actions To Take To Help Big Cats!!!
The WildCat Sanctuary – Sandstone MN
Nikita the Tiger and Tasha the Cougar are two lucky cats who will soon have a home at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone MN. TWS was asked on their Facebook page to “save room for Tony” TWS replied: “Tony will always be welcome at Wildcat Sanctuary!”
Thank You TWS for again offering a home for Tony and for providing exemplary care and homes for your cats.
Please read about Nikita and Tasha here: Nikita the tiger needs your help! and how you can help them, and see this wonderful blog post “from Nikita” My life in captivity – through the eyes of Nikita, the tigress
Click Nikita's picture to learn how you can help bring her and Tasha The Cougar to The Wildcat Sanctuary! Photo Courtesy The WildCat Sanctuary
WildCat Haven Sanctuary – Sherwood OR
WildCat Haven Sanctuary has another “LIKE” Match! A generous donor, Richard Harris has offered them $1 for each new “LIKE” their Facebook page receives by April 1, 2012. WCH hoped to reach a goal of 5,000 members and have surpassed that number! Please visit WCH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wildcathaven and click “LIKE” at the top and share their page. It’s such an easy way to help the cats at WCH.
Mac and Shirley, residents of WildCat Haven Sanctuary. Click their picture and “LIKE” their Facebook to help the WCH cats! Photo Credit: ©2011 Karine Aigner & Courtesy of WildCat Haven Sanctuary
Ask Your Congress Member to Support H.R.4122 – The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
Please ask your Congress Member to support H.R.4122 – The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. This bill would prohibit private possession of big cats except at highly-qualified facilities like accredited zoos where they can be properly cared for and safely managed.
- Enter your zip code at Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL’s Action Alert for a fast easy way to voice your support of this bill and ask your congressperson to co-sponsor it:
or visit IFAW’s ( International Fund For Animal Welfare) Action Alert: http://www.ifaw.org/us/get-involved/protect-big-cats-cruelty
- You can also sign this petition: Tell Congress: Big Cats are NOT Pets!
- and show your support for H.R. 4122 at PopVox:
More Petitions and Actions for Animals Who Need Our Help!
Lucy The Elephant
Lucy is a beautiful 35 year old Asian elephant who lives alone at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has agreed to take Lucy as has PAWS Ark 2000 Sanctuary in California but their offers have been turned down by the city of Edmonton. These sanctuaries would provide the habitat and climate Lucy needs as well as elephant companionship which is so vital to these wonderful animals.
Please sign Lucy’s new petition and share the link:
Learn more about Lucy:
Please Sign For NYC Carriage Horses:
Please Sign: Mayor Mike Bloomberg: Stop the Abuse of NYC Carriage Horses! 8 Accidents in 8 Months!
Visit: http://ny-class.org/ to sign another petition calling for the end to carriage horses in New York City and to also co-sign Angelica Huston’s letter to Christine C. Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council.
Help Circus Animals! Support H.R. 3359 The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act!
Ringling Bros. Circus Tiger - E. Rutherford NJ 3.17.2012
The abuse, confinement, exploitation and cruelty animals are subjected to in circuses and traveling shows are horrific and heartbreaking. For the few minutes the public is “entertained” by them performing ridiculous unnatural stunts, these animals suffer a lifetime of misery. On November 2, 2011, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) along with Jan Creamer (Animal Defenders International,) Ed Stewart (Performing Animal Welfare Society -PAWS) Dr. Mel Richardson, DVM, Bob Barker, and Jorja Fox, introduced H.R. 3359 – The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. If passed, this federal bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and non-domesticated animals in circuses and traveling shows.
It is crucial that we support this bill. Please contact your congress member and tell them as their constituent you support H.R. 3359 – The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act and ask them to co-sponsor this bill. It takes only a few minutes to call, write, e-mail or fax your representative for animals that endure inhumane conditions and abuse.
- Contact information for your representative can be found by entering your zip code at this link:
(Please do not contact your Senators at this time as a companion bill in the Senate has not yet been introduced.)
- You can send an automated e-mail here:
- For more information about H.R. 3359 / TEAPA visit Break The Chain “the campaign to bring an end to circus animal suffering in the USA, led by Animal Defenders International.” Break The Chain has updates about the campaign, resources, and more ways to take action.
- Sign ADI’s petition: Ask Congress to protect circus animals and pass H.R. 3359:
- More information and resources available from PAWS – The Performing Animal Welfare Society at:
- Please cast your vote in SUPPORT of H.R. 3359 at Pop Vox:
Using animals in circuses and traveling shows is not only cruel and inhumane, but it is a threat public safety – this archaic and cruel practice must end – with support of H.R. 3359 we can make that happen.
From ADI & PAWS:
National measures to prohibit the use of wild animals, or selected species, have been adopted in: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Malta, Slovakia, Sweden, Portugal, Taiwan, Singapore, Bolivia, Costa Rica, India and Israel. Similar laws are being discussed in: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Norway, and Peru. Due to public concerns, local town and city bans are in place in the US, UK, Brazil and many other countries.
November 2, 2011 Introduction of The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act
Jan Creamer (ADI) Addresses Congress
Bob Barker Addresses Congress
Jorja Fox Addresses Congress
Videos (*Please Note: GRAPHIC Footage. May be disturbing to some viewers)
Take Action For Circus Animals*
Alec Baldwin: Boycott Circuses That Use Animals*
“There will be a time when people will be shocked that we ever allowed the suffering of these animals in the name of entertainment to continue so long.” Bob Barker
ADI Website: http://www.ad-international.org/adi_usa/
PAWS Website: http://www.pawsweb.org/
Tony December 17, 2011 (Photo Courtesy of & ©Cloversweed 2011)
With the start of a new year, special thoughts go out to the beautiful tiger we all love and care about: Stay Strong Tony, we are resolute in fighting for the home and life you deserve. One of the best “gifts” we can give Tony is our advocacy for his release to a reputable humane sanctuary. Please see: “How Long Should You Try? Until.” for important ways we can continue to support Tony. Updates will be posted when they become available.
Sincerest Thanks to ALL of Tony’s friends. Your tremendous support and dedication to him positively impacts his release to a proper home. As we voice our concerns for Tony, hopefully we also raise awareness to the problem of privately owned tigers in the United States. What more poignant representative for these tigers could there be than Tony, who has spent his life as a roadside attraction at a truck stop.
On Saturday Tony’s Care2 petition reached 45,000 signatures! The petition is still open and it’s a good medium to keep Tony’s story networked and people involved. A look at the signatures confirms that Tony has touched the hearts and minds of people worldwide who support his relocation to a proper sanctuary.
Advocating for Tony has opened up a global network of friends with important animal welfare issues – and supporting each other is vital as we advocate for the welfare and rights of animals. Twitter has been a great vehicle for Tony. If you follow “Tony” @TonyTiger2000 on Twitter, you may know some of his “friends” who are also in dire situations and need our help: @LucyLiberte and @AbusedNYCHorse
Please take action on these issues if you agree that keeping a lone elephant in a zoo is cruel and the carriage-horse industry in New York City is inhumane.
Lucy spends a majority of her life indoors.
Lucy ( @LucyLiberte ) is a 36 year old elephant who lives alone at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Lucy was captured from the wild in Sri Lanka when she was a baby and sent to the zoo in 1977. Because of the cold Edmonton weather Lucy spends a majority of her time indoors in her barn. Lucy has a very dedicated group of friends and organizations like ZooCheck Canada and Friends of Lucy who are working towards her release to an elephant sanctuary: The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) or The Elephant Sanctuary
You can read more about Lucy and how you can help her at these sites:
Follow @AbusedNYCHorse on Twitter
@AbusedNYCHorse tweets for an end to the carriage horse industry in NYC. There have been accidents involving carriage horses as well as horses collapsing; one recent tragic incident saw a horse named Charlie collapse and die on a NYC street. These beautiful animals are worked everyday in all weather conditions and must contend with dangerous traffic and unhealthy inhumane conditions.
How you can help:
Sign these petitions:
Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages: http://www.banhdc.org
Another petition from our good friends The Animal Legal Defense Fund:
Help Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5154/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8993
Keep up to date with The Animal Legal Defense Fund and their tremendous work for the welfare and rights of all animals by visiting them at the following links:
ALDF for Tony: http://www.aldf.org/tony
Wildcat Haven Sanctuary Update: WCH Sanctuary exceeded their goal of 4,000 “LIKES” on their Facebook page by January 1, 2012! Each new “LIKE” equaled a $1.00 donation and 828 new friends generated $828.00 for the cats! WCH is a great friend and supporter of Tony and they provide exceptional homes for big cats. From the WCH website: “WildCat Haven is an American Sanctuary Association (ASA) accredited 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill sanctuary located in Sherwood Oregon committed to providing permanent homes for captive born wildcats. As a true sanctuary we are not open to the public & do not buy, sell, breed or exhibit. ”
Visit these WCH sites:
Thanks again to ALL of Tony’s friends for your support of him, his friends @LucyLiberte, @AbusedNYCHorse, Wildcat Haven Sanctuary, and of course to Tony’s legal team The Animal Legal Defense Fund and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.
Wishing Everyone A Safe Happy New Year as We Roar On For Tony & Friends in 2012!