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November 12, 2010: Tony’s story was presented on Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell. Guests included Carole Baskin, founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL, Jane Garrison, Animal Welfare Expert, Michael Sandlin, owner of Tiger Truck Stop. Also covered was the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of tigers at Thailand’s Tiger Temple.
Please see this link for a transcript of the show: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1011/12/ijvm.01.html
- Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL has an “Action Alert” for Tony. Visit http://www.capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=19391501&type=ML and voice your concerns for Tony. It’s a convenient way to contact all the key organizations, elected officials etc. to let them know you OPPOSE the renewal of the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries permit to Tiger Truck Stop. Please take action for Tony and share the link.
- Let’s show our appreciation to Ms. Velez-Mitchell as well as our support for Tony by adding our comments about this show to Jane’s Facebook page; as of this posting there are over 100 comments http://www.facebook.com/JaneVelezMitchellHLN You can also use this online contact form: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?106 or this e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org On Twitter: http://twitter.com/issueswithjvm
- Sign Tony’s petition and share the link: http://animals.change.org/petitions/view/urge_the_ldwf_not_to_renew_tiger_truck_stop_permit
- Visit Tony’s “Take Action” page on WordPress or on Facebook for more ways to show your support to relocate Tony to an accredited big cat sanctuary and state your objections to the renewal of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ permit to Mr. Sandlin. On WordPress: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/take-action/ On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FreeTonyTheTiger?v=app_4949752878
Special Thanks To: Carole Baskin, Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Allen Smith, Glen Venezio, and Dawn Warren Flann for their support and dedication to Tony and for gaining major media exposure to Tony’s story.