Wishing Tony and All of His Friends Peace   Leave a comment

T 2Wishing everyone peace, love and happiness and our sincerest gratitude for your continued support of Tony. Our advocacy for Tony remains positive and strong, and your tremendous support is a major component of this campaign. Keeping Tony and his story networked and active is so important, whether tweeting, sharing on Facebook, commenting on posts – all positive actions are very appreciated. See Tony’s social media links at the end of this post.

xmas t 3Special Thanks to our good friends The Animal Legal Defense Fund who continue to fight the legal battle for Tony’s release. Their work for animals extends from captive animals like Tony, Candy the Chimpanzee, Lucky the Elephant, bears Ricky and Ben, and Lolita the Orca to puppy mills, factory farming, animal cruelty cases and so many others. They truly represent “the voiceless.” You can support ALDF here: http://aldf.org/only-a-few-days-left-to-donate-in-2015/ and now to the end of the year your donation will be matched. To keep up to date with Tony’s case and for more background information visit these links:

  • Timeline of Tony’s case:

http://aldf.org/cases-campaigns/timelines/tony-the-tiger/

  • ALDF Page For Tony:

http://www.aldf.org/tony

  • Tony’s petition is has over 55,000 signatures. The petition requests the LDWF to enforce Louisiana state law and ensure Tony is relocated to a reputable sanctuary. If you haven’t signed please do and continue to share.

https://www.change.org/p/ldwf-enforce-louisiana-state-law-ensure-tony-the-tiger-is-released-to-a-reputable-sanctuary

A recent post about Tony from The Dodo generated great response on social media. Read: Tiger Has Spent 15 Years Trapped In Cage At Truck Stop; thanks to writer Ameena Schelling and The Dodo for extensive networking of the article.

KEEP ROARING FOR TONY! Share his petition, “LIKE” his Facebook page, tweet for him and “with him”  and join Tony on Instagram @tonythetruckstoptiger. See the links below.

GET SOCIAL WITH TONY:

“LIKE” Tony on Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/FreeTonyTheTiger

Tony’s Blog: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/

Follow Tony On Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/FreeTonyTiger

http://twitter.com/#!/TonyTiger2000

Tony on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tonythetruckstoptiger/#

Tony on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tonytiger2000/

Tony On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeTonyTheTiger

We continue our advocacy on behalf of this beautiful tiger and his release to a reputable big cat sanctuary and thank all of Tony’s friends for their dedication and positive support.

TONY: You are in our thoughts and hearts every day. Stay Strong…We Will Do This.

Thanksgiving Day Thanks To Tony’s Friends   Leave a comment

TONY SEPT 26 28 2015 143On Thanksgiving Day and Always ~ We want Tony’s friends to know how thankful we are for your unwavering support of him and his release to the home and life he deserves. Your dedication to Tony is truly appreciated and so important.

Tony’s petition remains open and has over 52,000 signatures. Please sign if you haven’t and continue to share. This petition keeps Tony’s story networked and people updated: http://www.change.org/petitions/ldwf-enforce-louisiana-state-law-ensure-tony-the-tiger-is-released-to-a-reputable-sanctuary

Special Thanks to The Animal Legal Defense Fund for their dedication to Tony and their persistent efforts in his case.

Recently on ALDF’s Facebook page in response to an inquiry about Tony: “Here’s the update on what ALDF has been doing on behalf of Tony – we won’t stop. Please stay tuned for updates because we will have some – we are continuing to work to help Tony: http://aldf.org/cases-campaigns/features/tony-the-truck-stop-tiger/”

 

Timeline of Tony’s case:

http://aldf.org/cases-campaigns/timelines/tony-the-tiger/

ALDF Page For Tony:

http://www.aldf.org/tony

More links for Tony – Please Follow, Like & Share!

Join Tony on Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/FreeTonyTheTiger

Free Tony The Tiger On WordPress: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/

Tony’s Story: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/tonys-story/

Follow Tony On Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/FreeTonyTiger

http://twitter.com/#!/TonyTiger2000

Tony on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tonythetruckstoptiger/#

Tony on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tonytiger2000/

Tony On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeTonyTheTiger

Thank You for never giving up on Tony…

Posted November 26, 2015 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

Support Our Friends Wildcat Sanctuary on Give To The Max Day!   Leave a comment

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Please support our very good friends Wildcat Sanctuary on Give To The Max Day TODAY ~ NOVEMBER 12th! This is Wildcat Sanctuary’s biggest fundraising day of the year and we’d like to show our support for the tremendous work TWS does providing homes for big cats, educating the public about the big cat crisis and how we can work together to end it.  We’d also like to express our gratitude to TWS for their continued support of Tony’s release to a reputable big cat sanctuary and for their standing offer of a home for Tony at TWS.

VISIT: https://givemn.org/organization/Wildcat-Sanctuary TO DONATE TODAY!

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The Wildcat Sanctuary’s tweet for Tony in 2011; TWS has continually supported Tony and reiterated their offer of a home for him.

 

Recently at TWS’s Big Cat Crisis Symposium, Tony and the Free Tony The Tiger Campaign were a major topic, including Tony’s presence on social media and the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s dedicated efforts to his release to a big cat sanctuary.

Photos from The Wildcat Sanctuary's Big Cat Crisis Symposium

Photos from The Wildcat Sanctuary’s Big Cat Crisis Symposium

Please join us in supporting Wildcat Sanctuary on Give to the Max Day!

VISIT: https://givemn.org/organization/Wildcat-Sanctuary TO DONATE TODAY!

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill rescue facility located in Sandstone, MN. TWS provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis.”

The Wildcat Sanctuary does not buy, breed or exhibit animals. TWS is funded solely by private donations and receives no state or federal funding and is USDA licensed and accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

ROAR FOR TONY & CAPTIVE BIG CATS ON WORLD ANIMAL DAY!   Leave a comment

wad 2015 On World Animal Day  we hope to bring Tony’s story and that of captive big cats to people worldwide and ask for support of Tony and for U.S. residents to take action for captive big cats.

World Animal Day began in 1931 in Florence at a convention of ecologists as a means to highlight endangered species. Since then it has developed to include all animals, and countries around the world participate in and celebrate this day. World Animal Day is celebrated on October 4th – The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi who is the patron saint of animals. Learn more on the official World Animal Day website: http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/

 

Our submission for World Animal Day follows (waiting approval ~ will post link shortly)

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People all over the world have become aware of the serious issue of captive tigers and big cats in the United States because of a very special tiger named Tony who has lived all of his fifteen years as a roadside attraction at a truck stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana USA.  Anyone who has followed Tony’s story has experienced both its’ highs and lows. Hard fought victories in court by the Animal Legal Defense Fund found the permit issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was illegal and revoked; LDWF was blocked from issuing a new permit. Each victory was met with an appeal by Tony’s owner, Michael Sandlin, and subsequently each appeal was denied. A timeline of Tony’s case can be viewed at this link: http://aldf.org/cases-campaigns/timelines/tony-the-tiger/

After exhausting all of his options via the courts, Mr. Sandlin enlisted his state Senator, Rick Ward, to propose a bill, SB 250, to exempt himself from Louisiana state law banning private ownership of big cats. The legislation was passed by the Louisiana Legislature and signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Animal Legal Defense Fund continues their legal battle for Tony’s release to a reputable big cat sanctuary.

Tony’s change.org petition asking the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to enforce the 2006 law banning private ownership of big cats remains open and is nearing 52,000 signatures. Please sign – it is open to everyone.

TAKE ACTION:
https://www.change.org/p/ldwf-enforce-louisiana-state-law-amp-ensure-tony-the-tiger-is-released-to-a-reputable-sanctuary

Take action for tigers and big cats! Click the picture and ask your representative to support the Big Cats & Public Safety Act!

Take action for tigers and big cats! Click the picture and ask your representative to support the Big Cats & Public Safety Act!

There are an estimated 10,000 or more captive big cats living across the U.S. They’re housed in backyards, deplorable roadside zoos, and other facilities ill-equipped to care for these wild animals. On September 17, 2015 Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) introduced the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 3546) in the US House. The bill, if enacted, will prohibit private ownership of big cats in the US and help to end the national big cats in captivity crisis. We’re asking United States residents to contact their representative for their support at the following link.

TAKE ACTION:
https://secure3.convio.net/bfusa/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1045

Our vision for Tony is his release to a sanctuary where he will have a home that provides expert care, a natural, spacious, safe habitat, and where he will swim, run, play and engage in a tiger’s natural behaviors — finally rid of the noise, smells and his 15 year incarceration at his truck stop “prison.” Keeping Tony’s story networked is so important. Please check out his social media links and give him a”LIKE” & “FOLLOW” ~ NEVER STOP ROARING!

Join Tony’s Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/FreeTonyTheTiger

Free Tony The Tiger On WordPress:
https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/

Tony’s Story:
https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/tonys-story/

Follow Tony on Instagram:
https://instagram.com/tonythetruckstoptiger/ (@TonyTheTruckstopTiger)

Follow Tony On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/FreeTonyTiger (@FreeTonyTiger)
http://twitter.com/#!/TonyTiger2000 (@TonyTiger2000)

Tony On Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeTonyTheTiger

New Video Of Tony 9.28.2015   Leave a comment

Video of Tony taken on September 28, 2015.

Please watch and share.

Thanks again to all of Tony’s friends for your continued support.

Big Cat Public Safety Act introduced in the US House   Leave a comment

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On September 17, 2015 Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) introduced the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 3546) in the US House. The bill, if enacted, will prohibit private ownership of big cats in the US and help to end the national big cats in captivity crisis.

Read more from IFAW at: http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/big-cat-public-safety-act-introduced-us-house

Speak Out in Support of the Big Cat Public Safety Act!

Please contact your Congress Member and ask for his/her support. Born Free USA has an action alert at this link:

https://secure3.convio.net/bfusa/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1045

Share the post and ROAR for Big Cats!

From “Legally Brief: Animals in Entertainment” ~ ALDF Will Continue to Fight on Tony’s Behalf   Leave a comment

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is the leading force in “protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system.”

Animals used in entertainment suffer tremendously both physically and mentally – and Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director Stephen Wells’ article recounted some of ALDF’s cases including Tony, orca Lolita, Lucky the elephant and bears Ricki and Ben. Please see the post in its’ entirety here: http://aldf.org/blog/legally-brief-animals-in-entertainment/

Tony the Tiger

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ALDF is fighting a lengthy legal battle to allow Tony, a tiger held captive in a truck stop parking lot in Gross Tete, Louisiana, to be moved to a sanctuary. Tony’s owner, Michael Sandlin, has aggressively fought to keep Tony at his truck stop, but ALDF will continue to fight on Tony’s behalf.

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