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 Chendrick@wlf.louisiana.gov
Note from FTTT: Please also try these emails for Secretary Barham:
Steve Oats (337) 233-1100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Morrow (337) 948-4483 email@example.com
Stephen Sagrara (337) 893-7709 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann L. Taylor 985-758-2795 email@example.com
Ronald “Ronny” Graham 318-232-7021 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael C. Voisin 985-868-7191 email@example.com
Ms. Maria Davidson Large Carnivore Program Manager Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries 225-765-2623 firstname.lastname@example.org
FTTT Note: Correct e-mail address for Maria Davidson: email@example.com
Maria’s boss: Fred Kimmel 225-765-2355 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
AND FINALLY…for more info:
and to sign the Change.org petition: http://animals.change.org/petitions/view/urge_the_ldwf_not_to_renew_tiger_truck_stop_permit
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: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/000news/Advocat/2010/advocat201012.php
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: