BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A state judge in Baton Rouge has granted an animal rights group’s petition to revoke the permit of a truck stop that has for more than a decade kept a live tiger on display.
State District Judge Mike Caldwell on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Caldwell says the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries did not comply with its own rules in issuing the permit to Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete. He also says the department cannot issue another permit that would let the business continue exhibiting the animal as a roadside attraction.
The truck stop’s owner, Michael Sandlin, is unsure whether he will appeal.