Roar For Tony Day 52! Anthony’s Marr’s Blog On Tiger Truck Stop
When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
Posted on Anthony’s Facebook page:
While the newspaper photographer was taking a pic of me in front of the cage, Tony let out an awe-inspiring roar, right behind me. May be he was saying, “Free me ASAP!!!” – Anthony
The following are excerpts from Anthony Marr’s blog regarding his visit to see Tony at The Tiger Truck Stop. His complete blog can be found at: http://homosapienssaveyourearth.blogspot.com/2010/05/2010-05-25-anthony-marrs-care-7-tour.html
The drive to New Orleans the next morning, the 24th, was a 10-hour scenic cruise, including a heart-rending interlude at the “Tiger Truck Stop”, where Tony-the-Tiger has languished in a small enclosure smaller than a basketball court for the 10 years since his birth. [Friends of Tony] took it upon themselves to arrange media coverage for me, which brought out NBC Channel 33 and The Advocate newspaper.
While there, I asked the care-taker to call Michael Sandlin, the owner of the truck stop, for me to personally deliver a plea to let Tony go – to a larger and more natural-feeling big cat sanctuary to spend the rest of his days. The conversation was civil, and we mutually agreed to talk more in the coming days.