Roar For ♥TONY♥ Contact USDA Secretary and U.S. Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry 6.21.2010   Leave a comment

Roar For ♥TONY♥ Contact USDA Secretary and U.S. Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry 6.21.2010

We are asking FTTT members to contact the following individuals. Please email and send a hard copy to the postal addresses. We have provided a letter for you to use.

Mr. Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: 202-720-3631
Fax: 202-720-2166
Email: agsec@usda.gov

Also write individual letters to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry’s two ranking Senate committee members.

U.S. Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
Attn: Chairman Blanche Lincoln
328A Senate Russell Office Bldg.
Washington, D. C. 20510
Phone: 1 202 224 4843
Fax: 1 202 228 1371
Email Chairman Lincoln: http://lincoln.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

U.S. Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
Attn: Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss
328A Senate Russell Office Bldg.
Washington, D. C. 20510
Phone: 1 202 224 3521
Fax: 1 202 224 0103
Email Senator Chambliss: http://chambliss.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

LETTER:

I am writing to you to voice my concerns for the health, safety and welfare of Tony, a tiger used as a roadside attraction at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete Louisiana (76730 Garner Lane Grosse Tete, LA 70740)

Tony’s owner, Michael Sandlin, has received numerous violations from the United States Department of Agriculture and repeatedly violated the Animal Welfare Act. In 2003 three of the four tigers Mr. Sandlin owned were removed by the USDA from Tiger Truck Stop and sent to a sanctuary. The USDA allowed him to keep Tony to avoid a lawsuit Mr. Sandlin proposed against the USDA.

Tiger Truck Stop has been cited for unsanitary feeding practices, mishandling tigers, failure to provide veterinary care, failure to provide shelter from inclement weather, failure to provide clean drinking water, and repeatedly failing to have knowledgeable employees caring for the tigers.

See: http://freetonythetiger.weebly.com/usda-reports.html

How much longer will Tony be allowed to continue to suffer? He will be 10 years old in July. A Captive tiger’s life span with the proper habitat, diet, care, enrichment, and medical care is 15 to 20 years; Tony has lived at a truck stop with none of this for almost 10 years. Time is running out for Tony and I ask that you please put an end to this blatant display of animal cruelty by releasing Tony from the truck stop and sending him to live at an accredited big cat sanctuary. Allow this magnificent cat the chance to live the rest of his life in a safe, clean peaceful home.

I look forward to your correspondence regarding my concerns for Tony and appreciate your prompt attention to this urgent matter.

Sincerely,

(your name, address, e-mail)

 

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Posted June 21, 2010 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

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