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ROAR For Tony and Captive Big Cats on World Animal Day!   Leave a comment

wad tonyWorld Animal Day Event Link: http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/event/roar-for-tony-captive-big-cats-on-world-animal-day/

World Animal Day is a special day to commemorate the respect and love we have for animals and also to bring attention to the importance of animals and raise awareness for them. It began in 1931 in Florence at a convention of ecologists as a means to highlight endangered species. Since then it has developed to include all animal life and countries around the world participate in and celebrate this day. World Animal Day is celebrated on October 4th – The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi who is the patron saint of animals.

While Tony is in our hearts and on our minds every day, special days like this help to bring his story to more people and gain their support for his release to a reputable big cat sanctuary.

Tony’s Petition is nearing 31,000 signatures. Please Sign & Share! Petition link: http://www.change.org/petitions/ldwf-ensure-tony-the-tiger-is-released-to-a-reputable-sanctuary

The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act has been reintroduced as HR 1998 in the House and S 1381 in the Senate. Please ask your member of Congress to sign on as a co-sponsor this bill!
https://www.votervoice.net/BCR/Campaigns/30111/Respond

Ask USDA to Ban Cub Handling
https://www.votervoice.net/BCR/Campaigns/33158/Respond

Make Your Voice Count Please visit WSPA http://www.wspamove.org/theun/  and participate in their “Make Your Voice Count” campaign. Tell them why animals are important to you and help move the United Nations to get animal protection onto the global agenda.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of Tony. We remain positive and dedicated to ensuring his release to a proper home.

For Tony: Petition Updates & Important Reminders   Leave a comment

Thanks again to all of Tony’s friends for your great support. Tony’s three petitions have a total of appx. 91,266 signatures as of this posting – a very impressive number that shows people truly care about him and believe a truck stop is a totally unacceptable and unhealthy environment for a tiger or for any animal. Networking Tony’s petitions keeps his story active as well as people involved and supportive, so please continue to post the links on Facebook, Twitter, or in emails – there are easy share options on the petition sites. All petition links an be found at: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/petitions/

More ways to help Tony: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/tony-still-needs-us/

Important Reminder – Deadline September 21, 2011!!
An important reminder to voice your support for Tony and tigers like him privately owned in the United States. Please submit a comment to the USFWS in support of the proposal to eliminate the exemption for “generic” tigers today. http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R9-IA-2011-0027-0001

If you need more information please see the action alerts from The Animal Legal Defense Fund: http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1801  or Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL: http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=53173501

There is also a petition sponsored by World Society for the Protection of Animals concerning the above action. Please also sign and share: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/212/433/912/

Once again thank you for caing about and supporting Tony and the appx. 5,000 other tigers privately owned in the United States.

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