Please add your comment supporting Tony’s release to a reputable big cat sanctuary here: http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2013/07/truck_stop_tiger.html
By Rebecca Alexander, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on July 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM
Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin has asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to let him keep a 12-year-old Bengal-Siberian mix tiger named Tony. Sandlin’s permit to keep the Tiger was ruled invalid by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in April, due to the fact that Sandlin is not the animal’s legal owner.
Tigers have been on display at the truck stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana since 1988. Tony and his 40-by-80-foot cage have been the focus of animal rights complaints at least since 1988.
Do you think a new permit should be issued to Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin? Or, should the tiger be seized and sent to a reputable sanctuary?