Important For Tony!! From Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL: Last Chance to Help Tony the Truck Stop Tiger   1 comment

From Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL:

Last Chance to Help Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

The illegal owner’s permit bestowed on Tony’s owner, Michael Sandlin, to keep, exhibit and exploit Tony at a smelly, dirty, noisy, toxic truck stop near Baton Rouge, LA EXPIRES TOMORROW…but it’s likely to be rubber-stamped for renewal for another terrible year UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TODAY! 

The unique permit issued by Iberville Parish to Sandlin is predicated upon his allegedly legal ownership of Tony in 2006,  but Sandlin’s ownership was NOT legal: the permit was issued by a local authority AFTER wildlife ownership laws were ALREADY CHANGED Federally, and in the state of Louisiana, disallowing private ownership dangerous carnivores like Tony. So Sandlin’s claim cannot be legally supported now:

Tony’s miserable incarceration on a cold concrete slab just a hundred feet from diesel gas pumps and the deafening traffic of big rigs and tractor trailers 24/7 is a consequence of a lack of Federal and LA state ENFORCEMENT, not lack of proper legislation.

Please CALL or EMAIL NOW — tell the following officials DO NOT RENEW MICHAEL SANDLIN’S PERMIT to TORTURE TONY THE TIGER for another minute, let alone another year!

1. Governor Bobby Jindal  866-366-1121

2. Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell  225-326-6705

3. Louisiana Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Dept. Commissioners:

Robert Barham  LDWF Commission secretary  225-765-2623

Note from FTTT: Please also try these emails for Secretary Barham:

Steve Oats  (337) 233-1100

Patrick Morrow  (337) 948-4483

Stephen Sagrara  (337) 893-7709

Ann L. Taylor  985-758-2795

Ronald “Ronny” Graham  318-232-7021

Michael C. Voisin  985-868-7191

Ms. Maria Davidson Large Carnivore Program Manager  Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries  225-765-2623 

FTTT Note: Correct e-mail address for Maria Davidson:

Maria’s boss:  Fred Kimmel  225-765-2355

If you can manage, please send a copy of one of your emails to Tony’s legal reps:

Lisa Franzetta  Director of Communications  Animal Legal Defense Fund

AND FINALLY…for more info:

and to sign the petition:

Thank you!

Notes From Free Tony The Tiger:

This post above was just released in Big Cat Rescue’s (Tampa FL) December 2010 AdvoCat Newsletter.

See the complete newsletter here:

Please Take Action For Tony! There is an ongoing call in for him as well. See the links below for more information and Big Cat Rescue’s post has more contacts to voice your objections to regarding the LDWF permit renewal.

Additional contact information for Secretary Barham, Governor Jindal, etc. can be found at these 2 links:





Posted December 15, 2010 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

One response to “Important For Tony!! From Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL: Last Chance to Help Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

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  1. Allowing the renewal of the permit for Michael Sandlin to continue to keep Tony the Tiger in a cage at a truck stop is like having Tony serve time on death row. This is inhumane and the State of Louisiana should be ashamed by allowing the to continue.

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