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Tony’s Shorty Awards Campaign Video   Leave a comment

If you have a Twitter account Please Nominate Tony for a Shorty Award!

There are two ways to nominate Tony:

  • On Twitter: Send a tweet that starts with:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…

Votes must have a reason after “because…” or they won’t count!

Share Tony’s video and this post, vote, and ROAR FOR TONY & CAPTIVE TIGERS!

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Nominate Tony For A Shorty Award! @tonytiger2000 @shortyawards   Leave a comment

2015 shorty tonyIt’s time for the Shorty Awards again…with your great support, last year we had tremendous success (Tony was one of the finalists in the non-human category last year) with getting the word out about Tony and the plight of captive tigers in the United States.

So…if you tweet and want to help raise awareness for Tony and the est. 5,000 plus privately owned tigers in the U.S. Nominate Tony for a Shorty Award! Twitter has been a very effective platform for networking Tony’s story and the serious issue of privately owned tigers and big cats in the United States and how we can help by supporting legislation – The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act – to end private ownership of these magnificent yet dangerous animals. Captive tigers suffer in roadside zoos, circuses, and traveling exhibitions; tigers cubs are bred for profit and used in photo & feeding 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.

The Shorty Awards are a worldwide effort to engage hundreds of thousands of Twitter users to identify the best people – (and tiger) – and organizations on social media. The 7 nominees with the most nominations in this category (nonhuman) will become finalists after the nomination period ends which is Feb. 19th 2015.

“The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. They recognize the people and organizations producing great, impactful content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. Millions of people visit the Shorty Awards site every year to support their favorite social media content creators by tweeting nominations.”

Nominate Tony:

  • On Twitter: Send a tweet that starts with:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…

Votes must have a reason after “because…” or they won’t count!

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Note: Retweeted nominations and tweets starting with @replies do not count toward the rankings. Voting for the same person in the same category more than once just replaces the text of your original vote; it does not count as an additional vote.

Rules: http://shortyawards.com/rules

Please share this post – easy share buttons below.  Nominate Tony and help keep his plight and that of captive tigers known worldwide! Thanks!

Tweetstorm Tweets & Hashtag Info for TODAY’s Tweetstorm!!   Leave a comment

 

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Link with pre-made tweets for Tweetstorm:

http://freetonythetiger.wix.com/freetonythetiger

Hashtag we’ll be using is #Shorty4Tony

Please start tweeting at 1pmEST

Help us trend #Shorty4Tony!

Thanks!

Tweetstorm For Tony!! MONDAY APRIL 7th 1pmEST!!   Leave a comment

tweetstromTony is a finalist for a Shorty Award. We thought it would be a great idea to hold a Tweetstorm to show our support for Tony and how he has raised awareness for captive tigers in the United States with his Shorty Awards campaign and nomination. The Shorty Awards Ceremony is also on Monday April 7th and begins at 6:30pmest. More info: http://shortyawards.com/ Shorty Awards on Livestream TONIGHT 7:30pm: http://new.livestream.com/shortyawardslive/ShortyAwards2014

Please join and help us on Monday April 7th 2014 at 1pmest! Our tweets will highlight Tony’s story, his Shorty Awards Campaign, how captive tigers are exploited, and what you can do to help them.

At 12:30pm  on Monday April 7th, we’ll be posting a link with pre-made tweets and the hashtag to use.

PLEASE START TWEETING AT 1PMEST!!

Tweetstorm Tips:

  • Don’t tweet too much the day of (before) the event.
  • Very few countdowns.
  • Tweet as fast as possible. We must tweet fast for an hour straight.
  • Copy+Paste tweets are more efficient than RTs (retweets) and are fast, or use the pre-made tweets we’ll be posting tomorrow along with the hashtag to use!
  • Always include the hashtag in every tweet!
  • PLEASE START TWEETING AT 1PMEST!!

We’ll post the link with pre-made tweets (feel free to use your own too) and the hashtag to use TOMORROW – MONDAY 12:30pmEST here and on Twitter. Be sure to follow @TonyTiger2000 & @FreeTonyTiger

Tony Is A Finalist For A Shorty Award! Petition Reaches 37K!   Leave a comment

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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.

The winners of the 6th Annual Shorty Awards, as chosen by The Academy, will be revealed at the ceremony on April 7th, 2014 at TheTimesCenter at the New York Times building in New York City.

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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.

TODAY Is The LAST DAY To VOTE For TONY & Captive TIGERS!   Leave a comment

last day nommyThanks everyone for supporting Tony’s nomination in the Shorty Awards. Currently Tony is in second place in the “non-human” category with 309 votes.

While it would be great to win, our goal is to raise awareness to Tony’s situation and that of the estimated 5,000 plus tigers privately owned in the United States; tigers kept as pets, bred for profit, cubs used in photo, feeding and & pay-for-play ops, circuses, roadside zoos, etc. and hopefully we have done that.

TODAY ~ TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18th is the LAST to VOTE!

If you have a Twitter account PLEASE vote for Tony! Already voted? Then please share this post!

There are two ways you can nominate Tony; we’re asking for votes in the “non-human” category:

You must have a Twitter account to vote!

OPTION 1:

1. Visit: http://shortyawards.com/TonyTiger2000?category=nonhuman Add your reason why you’re nominating Tony and click Tweet Your Nomination! You’ll get a screen like the one below asking your permission to allow Shorty Awards to use your account. If you don’t want to authorize  – YOU CAN STILL VOTE! See Option 2.

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OPTION 2:

2. You can vote right from your Twitter account! No need for authorization. Tweet the following with a reason after because:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…

Nominations must have a reason or they won’t count. Example:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…he raises awareness for captive tigers.

If you already voted, voting again only replaces your original vote. Retweeting someone else’s tweet also does not count.

Share Tony’s Campaign Video ~ Help Raise Awareness For Him & Captive U.S. Tigers! and THANK YOU again for your support and dedication to Tony.

Reminder and Tweets For Wig It Up Wednesday Feb. 12th!   Leave a comment

shortyWe hope that everyone who tweets joins us tomorrow ~ Wednesday February 12th ~ for a special “Wig It Up” Wednesday. Tony’s Twitter friends @JeffMusk and @cafrindorrell have organized tomorrow’s event to raise awareness for Tony and captive tigers in the United States as well as Tony’s Shorty Awards nomination.

See our previous post for more information: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/february-12-wig-it-up-wednesday-to-raise-awareness-for-captive-tigers/ and Jeff’s post: http://jeffnmom.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/february-wigitup-schedule/

We thought it would a great idea to provide some tweets that you’re welcome to copy and paste for tomorrow. They include facts about Tony, videos about the captive tiger situation, Tony’s Shorty Award nomination, and how you can support a very important bill “The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.” There are also graphics you can use to add to your tweets when you scroll past the tweets below – adding more to this post shortly. Please use the hashtags #WigItUp & #FreeTonyTiger – who knows, maybe we’ll trend!

Keeping Tony’s story and that of the captive tiger/big cat crisis is vital and we’re looking forward to a successful event tomorrow. Thanks again for everyone’s continued support of Tony.

Tweets For Wig It Up Wednesday – February 12th, 2014

We Love Tony! @TonyTiger2000 || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

@TonyTiger2000 deserves a proper home @ a reputable big cat sanctuary! #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Let Tony @TonyTiger2000 Hear Our ROARS! #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

ROAR FOR @TonyTiger2000 & Captive #Tigers!! https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/reminder-and-tweets-for-wig-it-up-wednesday-feb-12th/ || #WigItUp Going on NOW!! #FreeTonyTiger

#Tiger kept ILLEGALLY as a roadside attraction @ #Louisiana truck stop http://www.aldf.org/tony ~ #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Petition: @LDWF: Enforce Louisiana Law! Ensure Tony Is Released 2 Reputable Sanctuary http://ow.ly/h818P || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

WATCH @TonyTiger2000’s @shortyawards campaign video http://youtu.be/LXzUpMhCQWA & VOTE!! || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Nominate @TonyTiger2000 4 a @ShortyAwards: http://shortyawards.com/TonyTiger2000?category=nonhuman Help Raise Awareness 4 Captive #Tigers! || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Tweet & Add a Reason after Because: I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because… || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

With just 1 Tweet YOU Can ROAR 4 @TonyTiger2000 & Captive #Tigers! Vote Here: http://shortyawards.com/TonyTiger2000?category=nonhuman

Learn more about @TonyTiger2000’s nomination: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/shorty-awards-update/ || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Did you know @TonyTiger2000 was featured in the @NYTimes?!
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/us/truck-stop-tiger-in-louisiana-stirs-legal-battle.html?_r=0 || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Great pictures of @TonyTiger2000 via his good friend @puppyprotector1 ~ https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/new-pictures-of-tony-jan-19-2014-via-puppyprotector1/ || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Say hello 2 @TonyTiger2000’s beautiful tweetheart @LucyLiberte & support her petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/allow-a-panel-of-external-elephant-experts-to-examine-lucy || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Meet @TonyTiger2000 ‘s bestest #LittleBuddy ~ @IAmSmittyKitty ~ a pawsome furiend to ALL #anipals! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Two of @TonyTiger2000’s warriors @danapixie & @HRHDuchessII – rocking the @shortyawards with their tweets! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Join @TonyTiger2000′s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FreeTonyTheTiger || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Get Social with @TonyTiger2000 on @Instagram: http://instagram.com/tonythetruckstoptiger# || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Get Social with @TonyTiger2000 on @Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeTonyTheTiger || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Check out @TonyTiger2000’s WordPress blog: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/ || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

@TonyTiger2000 is 1 of the est. 5,000+ privately owned tigers in U.S. Appx. 3,200 tigers left in the wild || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

#Tigers Don’t Belong @ Truck Stops!! @TonyTiger2000 || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

In 2003, 3 #tigers taken from Tiger Truck Stop – @TonyTiger2000 left behind https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/tony-left-behind-in-2003/ || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

@ALDF is commited 2 @TonyTiger2000’s release 2 a reputable sanctuary! WATCH: http://ow.ly/h8R5v || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

True Blood’s @BauerVanStraten Speaks Out 4 @TonyTiger2000 http://ow.ly/h8RKy || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

2006 #Louisiana state law prohibits private ownership of #tigers! http://ow.ly/h8SG0 || #FreeTonyTiger ‏~ #WigItUp

Learn more about Big Cats & Public Safety Protection Act!! http://ow.ly/hlSJ8 #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Watch @BigCatRescue’s #tiger Zabu in their 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation! http://youtu.be/bPfVabAabvg || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Est.10,000 big cats kept in U.S. by private owners. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/our-work/tigers/big-cats-captivity || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

WATCH: Baby #Tigers To Go http://youtu.be/981UV8r-SkQ Cubs used in Pay4Play &photo ops! || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

WATCH: CUTE TIGER CUBS – Robbed from the Cradle! http://youtu.be/_cS5wINA53g || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

WATCH: #Tigers in the U.S. http://youtu.be/n80OuEA2f3w & learn more about the serious issue of captive tigers #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

WATCH: Backyard #Tigers of America http://youtu.be/yLeXQQaBkDg In some states it’s legal to own big cats as pets! #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Did you know that there are more #tigers in American backyards than left in the wild? http://youtu.be/52XvqIBBNgo || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

@WCSanctuary is one big cat sanctuary that has offered a home 4 @TonyTiger2000 http://youtu.be/V6UtFxZegKs || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

No More Wild Pets! #Tiger Exotic Pet PSA http://youtu.be/iL8LNy6up9Q via @wcsanctuary | #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

@BigCatRescue has also offered @TonyTiger2000 a home http://youtu.be/6nOZ8lcJC5s || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Can you imagine @TonyTiger2000 “On Vacation”? WATCH TJ #Tiger of @BigCatRescue ~ http://youtu.be/4Byq7jqArU0 || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Tell the Senate to protect people & big cats! http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/get-involved/tell-congress-protect-people-and-big-cats-senate || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Tell the House to protect people and big cats! http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/get-involved/tell-congress-protect-people-and-big-cats || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Is it legal to keep a #tiger as a backyard pet? WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80EwloYo7-8 via @ALDF || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Help Captive Big Cats in the U.S. http://www.ad-international.org/conservation/go.php?id=3496&ssi=14 via @AnimalDefenders || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

The Most Important Bill Ever to Protect Big Cats from Abuse! https://www.votervoice.net/BCR/Campaigns/30111/Respond || #FreeTonyTiger ~ #WigItUp

Love & Thanks @JeffMusk & @cafrindorrell 4 organizing this special #WigItUp Wednesday 2 raise awareness 4 @TonyTiger2000 & captive #tigers!

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Shorty Awards Update   Leave a comment

251 shorty newAn update on the Shorty Awards:

As of this post Tony as 251 nominations in the non-human category and is in second place.

There’s been great support from Tony’s Twitter friends and we’d like to thank everyone for raising awareness for Tony and captive tigers.

Special “shoutout” to @danapixie and @HRHDuchessII for their tremendous tweets.

Nominations Close on FEBRUARY 18th, 2014, so if you have a Twitter account Please Vote! Already voted? Then please share this post and ask others to vote!

There are two ways you can nominate Tony; we’re asking for votes in the “non-human” category:

You must have a Twitter account to vote!

OPTION 1:

1. Visit: http://shortyawards.com/TonyTiger2000?category=nonhuman Add your reason why you’re nominating Tony and click Tweet Your Nomination! You’ll get a screen like the one below asking your permission to allow Shorty Awards to use your account. If you don’t want to authorize  – YOU CAN STILL VOTE! See Option 2.

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OPTION 2:

2. You can vote right from your Twitter account! No need for authorization. Tweet the following with a reason after because:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…

Nominations must have a reason or they won’t count. Example:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…he raises awareness for captive tigers.

Share Tony’s Campaign Video Help Raise Awareness For Him & Captive U.S. Tigers!

More about the Shorty Awards:

http://shortyawards.com/rules

https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/nominate-tony-for-a-shorty-award-2/

February 12: “Wig It Up” Wednesday To Raise Awareness For Captive Tigers   Leave a comment

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Tony’s friends on Twitter have designated a special Wig It Up Wednesday on February 12, 2014 to raise awareness for him, captive tigers in the U.S. and also to gain support for his Shorty Award nomination.

On Wig It Up Wednesday Twitter friends “enhance” their profile pictures with special “wigs” and use the hashtag #WigItUp when they tweet. It’s a fun way to bring attention to the serious plight of captive tigers in the United States like Tony.

Special Thanks to @JeffMusk and @cafrindorrell for organizing the event. You can read more on Jeff’s blog: http://jeffnmom.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/february-wigitup-schedule/ and if you’d like to participate on Twitter use the hashtag #WigItUp on Feb 12th when you tweet and/or ask @JeffMusk to “Wig You Up.”

We’ll be posting tweets you can copy and paste to use on Feb. 12th in our next post.

Learn more about Tony’s Shorty Awards Campaign at https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/nominate-tony-for-a-shorty-award-2/ and nominate him for a Shorty Award.

New Pictures of Tony – Jan. 19, 2014 via @PuppyProtector1   Leave a comment

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Photo Courtesy of & ©PuppyProtector1 – 2014

SPECIAL Thanks to Tony’s Twitter and Instagram friend @PuppyProtector1 for visiting Tony, taking these pictures and sharing them with us. (See Gallery Below) We’re truly grateful for your concern for Tony and his well-being – new media is always appreciated. Pictures motivate people to be active, stay involved and remain supportive of Tony and the efforts to see him released to a proper home.

THANK YOU @PuppyProtector1!

Ways To Stay Involved:

Tony’s Petition: SIGN & SHARE!

http://www.change.org/petitions/ldwf-enforce-louisiana-state-law-ensure-tony-the-tiger-is-released-to-a-reputable-sanctuary

Nominate “TONY” For A Shorty Award!

  • On Twitter: Send a tweet that starts with:

I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…

Votes must have a reason after “because…” or they won’t count!

More info: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/nominate-tony-for-a-shorty-award-2/

Social links and more after the gallery below. Thanks EVERYONE for your positive dedication and support of Tony.

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Get Social “With Tony”

Join Tony on Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/FreeTonyTheTiger

Free Tony The Tiger On WordPress: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/

Tony’s Story: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/tonys-story/

Follow Tony On Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/FreeTonyTiger

http://twitter.com/#!/TonyTiger2000

Tony on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tonythetruckstoptiger/#

Tony on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tonytiger2000/

Tony On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeTonyTheTiger

From The Animal Legal Defense Fund:

ALDF Page For Tony: http://www.aldf.org/tony

ALDF Articles:

http://aldf.org/blog/making-sense-of-the-current-status-of-the-tony-the-tiger-cases/

http://aldf.org/blog/victory-in-aldfs-tony-the-tiger-case/

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