From ALDF: Win Justice for Animals This Holiday Season   1 comment

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF’s Executive Director on December 6th, 2011

For more than a decade, Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger, has spent every day and night at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana. He paces on the hard concrete surface of his cage, unable to escape the stench of fuel and the deafening sound of diesel engines.

But Tony’s fate is about to change. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit to free Tony – and we won! On November 2, East Baton Rouge District Court Judge Michael Caldwell ordered the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to revoke the current permit that allowed Tony to be kept at Tiger Truck Stop, and prohibited the agency from issuing any new permits to the truck stop.

It is because of your voice, your dedication, and your support that Tony will soon be free from the miserable, lonely conditions he’s endured day and night for the past decade. You made Tony’s freedom possible — and with your support, we can win victories for more exploited, neglected, and abused animals.

We would like nothing more than for Tony to live out his life in the comfort of an accredited sanctuary that is far better equipped to meet his basic needs and to give him the kind of life he deserves. ALDF continues to do everything we can to get Tony out of the truck stop as soon as possible, and make sure Tony’s next home is one where he can live out his life in a peaceful, natural environment, free of the fumes, toxins, and noise that have plagued his life to date.

ALDF is a relentless advocate for our clients like Tony, and we will not rest as long as any animal is being abused, neglected, or exploited. We’re able to do this because you stand by us and because you understand the role the law can play in the fight against animal cruelty.

Your support today will help ALDF win justice for more animals like Tony.

Thank you for all that you do for animals.


Posted by Animal Legal Defense Fund on December 6th, 2011

ALDF is well-aware of the allegations of horrendous conditions at G.W. Exotic Animal Park. Our attorneys are researching various legal strategies for ensuring that Tony goes to a reputable sanctuary, not a roadside zoo.


Note: Let’s remain focused on Tony and rely on information from reliable sources such as Tony’s legal friends at Animal Legal Defense Fund. Thanks again to everyone for your support of Tony – Please continue to roar for this beautiful tiger until he has a home at an accredited humane reputable big cat sanctuary and is receiving the care and respect he deserves.


One response to “From ALDF: Win Justice for Animals This Holiday Season

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  1. This is just another symptom of the sickness of humanity. This should have never been allowed to happen in the first place. The mental anguish Tony must have sufferred over a decade being denied everything that is natural to him.The way humans treat animals only shows how completey unevolved we are as a species.

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