Recap on SB 250, Rick Ward III‘s bill to “exempt certain persons from the requirements of the big exotic cats rules” (specifically to allow Michael Sandlin to keep Tony at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete Louisiana.)
After failing by a vote of 19 Nays – 18 Yeas on April 28th, it was voted on again on May 13th: The Louisiana Senate PASSED SB 250 by a vote of 20 YEAS to 18 NAYS. The bill was then introduced to the House on May 14 and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
SB 250 is scheduled for a hearing TOMORROW WEDNESDAY May 21 @ 9:30am. You can view the agenda here: http://house.louisiana.gov/Agendas_2014/May_2014/0521_14_NR.pdf
If you’re a resident of Louisiana PLEASE contact your House Representative and ask them to OPPOSE SB 250, especially if your Representative is a member of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee. List of committee members at the end of this post.
You can also find this list here: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Cmtes/H_Cmte_NR.asp Just click on your representative’s name for contact information at the link.
Born Free USA also has an Action Alert for LOUISIANA RESIDENTS Targeting the Natural Resources and Environment Committee:
(Thank you Born Free USA)
For those of us who are NOT Louisiana Residents, please share the following information so we can reach others.
- Born Free USA’s Action Alert Targeting the Natural Resources and Environment Committee:
- ALDF’s Post for Tony:
- ALDF’s Video for Tony:
- ASPCA’s Action Alert for Louisiana Residents:
- These petitions are also still open for Tony:
Let’s continue positive yet strong advocacy on behalf of Tony and work together to procure him a peaceful life, expert care, a proper home and the respect and dignity Tony and ALL animals deserve.
Natural Resources and Environment Committee
(Name, District, Email)
Bishop, Stuart J.
Armes, James K.
Billiot, Robert E.
Chaney, Charles R.
Foil, Franklin J.
Garofalo, Raymond E.
Guinn, John E.
James, Edward C. “Ted”
Lambert, Eddie J.
Leopold, Christopher J.
Morris, James “Jim”
Ortego, Stephen J.
Leger, Walt III