Nominate “TONY” for a Shorty Award!!   1 comment

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Twitter has been a very effective platform for social networking important animal welfare issues such as the plight of our beloved Tony.

Now you can help share Tony’s story and the serious problem of privately owned tigers in the United States by nominating him for a Shorty Award.

Nominate Tony:

Votes must have a reason after “because…” or they won’t count!

“Tony’s” Campaign Video – Please Share!

This is a great way to let people all over the world know there are more privately owned tigers in the U.S. (est. at 5,000 plus) than left in the wild (est. 3,200) Tony has been a roadside attraction at the truck stop for all of his 12 years; other captive tigers suffer in roadside zoos, circuses, and traveling exhibitions; tigers cubs are bred for profit and used in photo ops, when they are no longer longer “cute” and legal to exploit, and turn into 300 to 500 lb. dangerous cats, they face years of captive life in roadside zoos/exhibits and pseudo-sanctuaries. Others are bred to produce more cubs, end up in canned hunts, or are killed and sold on the black market.


Follow Tony:!/TonyTiger2000

and Free Tony Tiger:!/FreeTonyTiger

The Big Cats & Public Safety Protection Act

We can end the abuse and exploitation of theses magnificent big cats. Please Support The Big Cats & Public Safety Protection Act! This bill would prohibit private possession of big cats except at highly-qualified facilities like accredited zoos where they can be properly cared for and safely managed.

HR 4122 ~ House Bill and S 3547 ~ Senate Bill:

Latest from Animal Legal Defense Fund on Tony’s Case:

Tony’s Petition:

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards are a worldwide effort to engage hundreds of thousands of Twitter users to identify the best people and organizations on social media, culminating in a blockbuster ceremony in New York City.

Thanks to all of Tony’s friends for your dedication to and support of Tony. Please share this post and the links throughout it.


One response to “Nominate “TONY” for a Shorty Award!!

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  1. Tony has more than done his time in a cage/isolated from all animals. Stuck at a deisel truck stop. (12 years)…His “owner” keeps losing in court but somehow just keeps him. He thinks he is above the law. He needs to go to a sanctuary and be with orther tigers/outside an iron cage and concrete.

    Clifford/Christine Schmutz

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