From The ALDF: Leonardo Speaks Out For Tony: “We Need to Act Now”   1 comment

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s post regarding Leonardo DiCaprio’s posts for Tony. Please visit the following link and post your comments:

Leonardo Speaks Out For Tony: “We Need to Act Now”

Posted by Lisa Franzetta, ALDF’s Director of Communications on April 29th, 2011

Award-winning actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest high-profile supporter to join the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s campaign to free Tony the tiger, who has spent the last decade at Louisiana’s Tiger Truck Stop.

Yesterday, Leo wrote to his 1.5 million Facebook supporters:

Have you heard about Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger living at a truck stop in Louisiana? This tiger has been living in a small inadequate and inhumane enclosure alone since 2003. We need to help the Animal Legal Defense Fund in urging the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to revoke the permit that allows this.

The star of Titanic, The Aviator, and Inception also reached out to his hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, tweeting

Leonardo DiCaprio Tweets for Tony

On May 5, ALDF will square off against the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in East Baton Rouge District Court over the legality of a permit that allows Tony, a ten-year old Siberian-Bengal tiger, to be confined as a roadside exhibit at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. ALDF is arguing that the Department violated state law in granting the permit to Tony’s owner, Michael Sandlin. Sign the petition to help free Tony today! And stay tuned all next week for updates on Tony’s case!


One response to “From The ALDF: Leonardo Speaks Out For Tony: “We Need to Act Now”

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  1. I have been signing petitions for a year and a half ( before Ton’y owner was awarded his last permit) Apparently the officials in Louisiana care more for Mr Sandlin than they care about upholding the law or improving the miserable existence of an unhappy caged tiger . I am glad some celebrities are finally getting involved, aren’t there some celebrities from Louisiana that would like to contribute their influence to help Tony? Let’s get him to a sanctuary before its too late. I am sure his lifespan has already been reduced due to the stress he experiences and the noise & fumes from living next to the fuel pumps under bright lights 24/7.

    LYnne Stuparek

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