Missed ALDF’s Webinar “Tiger King : Questions Answered”?!   Leave a comment

If you missed Animal Legal Defense Fund​’s webinar “Tiger King : Questions Answered” you can view it here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/371303283611091718

Support The Big Cat Public Safety Act!   Leave a comment


My New Jersey legislators, Senator Cory Booker​ and Senator Bob Menendez​ and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.​ are all co-sponsors of the Big Cat Public Safety Act.
🐯 Are your legislators supporting this bill?
🦁 If yes, thank them! if not please ask them to support!
☑️ Check Here:
⭐️ S.2561: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2561/cosponsors
⭐️ H.R. 1380: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1380/cosponsors
⭐️ Take Action: https://aldf.org/article/urge-your-members-of-congress-to-co-sponsor-the-big-cat-public-safety-act/

Posted April 12, 2020 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

ALDF Webinar “Tiger King : Questions Answered”   Leave a comment

Did anyone watch ALDF’s webinar “Tiger King : Questions Answered”? I did and thought it was very informative and covered the issues of captive tigers with great depth ~Thank you Animal Legal Defense Fund​’s Alicia Prygoski. I have not watched Tiger King, I think it would just be too upsetting because I will always associate Joe Ex with Michael Sandlin; when we were fighting for Tony’s release to a reputable big cat sanctuary, Sandlin said he was contemplating sending Tony to Joe’s hell hole. This webinar really focused on captive tigers and big cats, laws in place to protect them and pending bills (i.e. Big Cat Public Safety Act) to end private ownership and breeding. It addressed how cubs are bred for profit and exploitation. The possession, breeding and exploiting of tigers and big cats is such a horrid, cruel “industry.” Tony’s case was included in the webinar and some of my photos of Tony were in the presentation; I was honored, and honestly it brought tears to my eyes to see him. I know we all loved Tony and we tried to do whatever we could to help him and support ALDF’s dedicated efforts to free him to an accredited sanctuary. If you missed the webinar, a link to the recording is coming soon! You can check at: https://aldf.org/article/webinars/tiger-king-questions-answered/ and it will also be posted on Free Tony The Tiger. Photo accompanying this post is courtesy of Animal Legal Defense Fund, of course that is our Tony on the right. #FreeTonyTiger #TonyAlways 🐯

Tiger King : Discussion with Carney Anne Nasser TONIGHT!   Leave a comment

Image may contain: 1 person, possible text that says 'YOUR TIGER KING QUESTIONS ANSWERED LIVE TIME: MAR 30, 2020; 9:00 PM EASTERN; 6:00 PM PACIFIC HTTPS://ZOOM.US/J/9523561982'🐯 Hello Friends…just checking in with all of Tony’s Friends to see how everyone is doing. We’re sure you all have heard about or watched “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” the documentary television series about Joe Exotic. I’m sharing this post from my good friend Carney Anne Nasser and invite you to join her tonight, Monday March 30 at 9pm EST/6pm PST, for a discussion about this series. Carney Anne is an endangered species attorney with expertise in big cats. See her post for more info.

Here is the info to join:
Topic: The Truth about Tiger King Q&A
Time: Mar 30, 2020 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 952 356 1982
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acHe1QhrCj

ALDF: Tiger King – Questions Answered   Leave a comment

🐯 Sharing this post from our very good friends Animal Legal Defense Fund. Join Alicia Prygoski, Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Legislative Affairs Manager, on Tuesday March 31, 2020 (12pm PST | 3pmEST) to discuss big cat captivity laws and answer your questions about the docuseries “Tiger King” See this link to sign up and register:

Wishing All of Our Friends Peace & Love   Leave a comment

We wish our friends a very happy and peaceful holiday season. Thank you all again for your support and love.

Tony was an amazing tiger ~ he is in our minds and hearts always.

#FreeTonyTiger #TonyAlways 🌈🐯🌈

Posted December 26, 2019 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

Peace, Love and a Happy Thanksgiving   Leave a comment

Image may contain: textWe will always be so thankful for all of Tony’s amazing friends who supported him throughout the years and who continue to fight for captive tigers and big cats in Tony’s memory.

You can help captive tigers and big cats by telling your Congress Members to support “The Big Cat Public Safety Act – H.R.1380/S.2561” This federal legislation would end owning big cats as pets and stop cub petting, two major sources of big cat abuse.  Call, e-mail or tweet your federal legislators at bigcatact.com

Wishing you Peace, Love and a Happy Thanksgiving.

#FreeTonyTiger #TonyAlways


Posted November 28, 2019 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

In Memoriam : Tony the Tiger   Leave a comment

Two years ago, on October 16, 2017, we lost a tiger who touched the hearts of people all over the world. While Tony’s story is tragic, confined for all of his life as a roadside attraction at a truck stop in Louisiana, he brought tremendous attention to the serious issue of captive tigers and big cats in the United States.

Tony had an “army” of friends and his dedicated legal team, The Animal Legal Defense Fund, working on his behalf for his release to a big cat sanctuary; sanctuaries Big Cat Rescue, The Wildcat Sanctuary and The Wild Animal Sanctuary supported his release and offered a home for him.

Unfortunately ALDF victories in court that ruled the permit to keep Tony illegal were met by his owner’s appeals and Tony’s case dragged on for years.

I will never forget the times I visited Tony; I was overwhelmed to be in his presence, but saddened and disturbed that here was this magnificent tiger imprisoned at a truck stop…each time I told him to stay strong and that we’d never give up on him.

I feel that one of the best ways we can honor Tony is to continue to be a voice for captive wild animals.

To learn more about ALDF’s work to help captive wild animals:

Visit ALDF’s “Captive Wild Animals” : https://aldf.org/focus-area/captive-animals/

Say NO To Roadside Zoos : https://act.aldf.org/page/6162/petition/1

Support The Big Cat Public Safety Act : This federal bill addresses two of the biggest sources of abuse of big cats by ending owning big cats as pets and stopping exploitative roadside zoos from offering cub petting and photo ops. Read more about this bill and ask your Congress Members for their support at : https://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-act/

In Tony’s memory, all of his social media accounts remain open to network information on ways we can help animals. We hope you will continue to support them.

Thanks to all of Tony’s amazing friends for your dedication throughout the years. You are all truly appreciated.

” T ” : you are in my thoughts every day and in my heart always.

For ” T ” Always ~ #FreeTonyTiger 🌈 🐯 🌈

For Tony on World Animal Day Oct. 4 2019   Leave a comment


We’ve added a post for our beloved Tony the Tiger on the World Animal Day website.

Please visit: https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/events/view/remembering-tony-the-tiger-on-world-animal-day

In honor and memory of Tony, United States residents are asked to support The Big Cat Public Safety Act. You can read more about this bill and ask your Congress members to support it at: https://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-act/

We miss and love Tony and think of him every day, and we are forever grateful for the wonderful support and love from Tony’s friends throughout the years.

We hope you’ll take a moment to visit our World Animal Day post for Tony and share it.

For ” T ” Always ~ #FreeTonyTiger 🌈 🐯 🌈

International Tiger Day 2019   Leave a comment

ROARING for Tony’s wild cousins on International Tiger Day.

International Tiger Day, or Global Tiger Day, was created at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010 and is celebrated on July 29th to raise world awareness for wild tigers and support for their conservation. Learn more about wild tigers and the efforts to protect and conserve these majestic big cats:

Approximately 3,900 tigers remain in the wild, up from the previous estimate of as few as 3,200 in 2010. In the United States there are more than 5,000 privately owned tigers. Tiger cubs are exploited for photo ops and cub petting/holding. Tigers languish in deplorable roadside zoos; our Tony the Tiger spent 17 years as a roadside attraction at a truck stop.

One of the ways you can help captive U.S. tigers is to support legislation to ban private ownership. Ask your congress members to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act at https://p2a.co/7dPHsL6

Tony raised tremendous awareness to the serious issue of privately owned tigers in the United States. We honor and remember Tony on International Tiger Day and give a ROAR to the wonderful sanctuaries and organizations who supported his release:

The Animal Legal Defense Fund : Tony’s legal champions

Big Cat Rescue in Tampa FL

The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone MN

Wildcat Ridge Sanctuary in Scotts Mills, OR

The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keeneburg CO

Thanks to ALL of Tony’s friends for your support, love and dedication over the years. Tony was an amazing tiger who will always be in our hearts.

Run Free “ T “


Posted July 30, 2019 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

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