Do you Tweet? Have you nominated Tony @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award? We still have time to raise awareness for Tony & captive U.S. tigers because voting has been extended until FEB. 18th! See the following re-post for more information:
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.
- If you have a Twitter account sign in here: http://shortyawards.com/TonyTiger2000 and add your reason why Tony should be nominated and click the Tweet Your Vote button.
Votes must have a reason after “because…” or they won’t count!
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.
and Free Tony Tiger:
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.
Take Action at this link with the easy contact form courtesy of Big Cat Rescue ~ Tampa FL:
HR 4122 ~ House Bill and S 3547 ~ Senate Bill:
Latest from Animal Legal Defense Fund on Tony’s Case:
Tony’s Change.org 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.