If you are one of the many friends who tweet for Tony and supported his Shorty Awards campaign aimed at raising awareness for captive tigers, you’ll be happy to hear that Tony is a finalist in the category of Non-Human.
He finished in third place with 335 nominations. Each Official Category has 7 finalists. These include 4 with the most nominations from the public and 3 chosen by a new Shorty Awards Nominating Board made up of professional journalists from around the world.
Tony’s change.org petition reached 37,000 signatures on February 23, 2014. This petition has gathered signatures from all over the world and keeps people updated, supportive and demonstrates the interest in Tony’s case.
If you have signed, Thank You – please continue to share the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/ldwf-enforce-louisiana-state-law-ensure-tony-the-tiger-is-released-to-a-reputable-sanctuary and if you haven’t signed, please do and also share.
The petition and the Shorty Awards nomination are important ways to maintain visibility to Tony’s plight and also to continue networking the serious issue of captive tigers in the United States.
Your positive support and dedication as always is greatly appreciated. Any updates concerning Tony’s case will be posted as we receive them and also reference The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s page for Tony.