Friends Roaring For Tony: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” HK   Leave a comment

Thanks to: Apocolytica, IS Foundation Polska, Joseph Barnett, and Siun Griffin, for their pictures and posts for Tony. It is because of the dedication, and support of people around the world who care about Tony that his story remains active and visible. While we advocate for Tony and for his relocation to an accredited big cat sanctuary, we are also speaking out for the est. 5,000 tigers privately owned in the United States who suffer in backyards as “pets,” in roadside zoos and circuses, bred for profit, exploited in photos ops, etc. All of our combined efforts are important for Tony and these great cats who deserve respect, protection and proper homes.

We can all be a part of advocating for Tony. Please see Tony’s Take Action page for ways you can support him:

The following pictures taken on March 15, 2011 by and used with permission from Joseph Barnett.

The picture below is of Finnish cello-rock group Apocalyptica member Eicca Toppinen visiting Tony on their recent U.S. Tour. As well as posting the picture which generated many comments,  Apocalyptica also posted a link to Tony’s Facebook page. Original Post:


Eicca and Tony: Just Why??

Another example of how Tony has become known globally: IS Foundation Polska did a post about Tony on their blog in both English and Polish and has joined in  keeping Tony’s story networked globally. Follow them on Twitter:!/search/isfpolska ISF_Polska is one of the many groups supporting Ian Somerhalder’s IS Foundation.

This heartfelt tribute to Tony is from Siun Griffin. Please visit Siun’s blog “One Paw and One Leaf At A Time” and follow on Twitter: @siunm!/siunm

Tony by Siun Griffin

Willowy grass, flushed by the setting sun
Scent of liberty swirling in the air
Slightly stepping across the earth
Concrete prison swirling in fumes
Pacing back and forth
Eyes empty of his being
Restful dignity under trees
Like an arrow, he runs the plains
Heavy, powerful, light and majestic
Ogled, taunted, humiliated
His soul hides forgotten
Walking, never going anywhere
Breathing in life, nature and being
Smothered by the poison air
Looking across his kingdom
Shackled within a square of bars
Never to taste the sweetness of life
Tony, a tiger yet to be a tiger

Please don’t forget about Tony the tiger, he still needs our help keep fighting!

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  HK


Posted April 10, 2011 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

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