It’s important to bring Tony’s story to more people and gain their support so Tony’s owner, the LDW&F and Iberville Parish know this blatant display of animal exploitation is unacceptable and Tony needs to relocated to an accredited big cat sanctuary.
Thanks again to Big Cat Rescue for their continued support of Tony and the efforts to give him the home, care and life he deserves. Tony’s petition, urging the LDW&F not to renew the permit, can be found at: http://animals.change.org/petitions/view/urge_the_ldwf_not_to_renew_tiger_truck_stop_permit
We must persist in being a voice for Tony until the day he can roar in freedom and experience all the wonders of the great cat he is.
Big Cat Rescue,
a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild.
The sanctuary is home to the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with 16 species and subspecies of wild cat represented among more than 100 residents. These include tigers, lions, liger, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots, servals, caracals and others, many of whom are threatened, endangered, or now extinct in the wild.