Is An Animal An “Individual”?   Leave a comment

March 28, 2018: via ALDF: “Is an animal an “individual?” Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund was in federal court arguing that they are — and therefore the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should have to expedite records requests under the Freedom of Information Act when their lives and safety are at risk. This was the case for Tony the Tiger, who was dying of renal failure, while USDA sluggishly responded to our requests for his health records.


ALDF was in court in their case under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain records on Tony from the USDA in an expedited manner. The case raises the legal question of whether Tony was an “individual” under the Freedom of Information Act.
Read more: http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/animal-legal-defense-fund-sues-usda-for-denying-tony-the-tiger-is-an-individual-protected-by-foia/

ALDF’s litigation to keep Michael Sandlin from getting another tiger is also on-going.

Individuals? Absolutely. Tony was a majestic sentient being exploited for 17 years – caged as a roadside attraction at a truck stop. Tony raised global awareness to the plight of captive tigers and big cats in the United States. We (Tony’s Friends) will always be grateful to ALDF and their unwavering commitment to Tony and his release to a reputable big cat sanctuary. In Tony’s honor and memory we know ALDF will keep fighting for captive tigers, big cats and all animals who deserve our protection and respect.

You can support ALDF and the important work they do here:

https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5154/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15380&_ga=2.17168497.995937443.1522344168-1464308626.1522344168

Posted April 18, 2018 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

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