Written by PETA
Update: A Louisiana district judge has denied a motion
for a new trial requested by the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop, which paves the
way for Tony to be moved. We are appealing to the truck stop's owner,
Michael Sandlin, not to transfer Tony to G.W. Exotics, a
notorious roadside zoo
The blog below was originally posted November 3, 2011
After years of campaigning by PETA and many other groups and
individuals and a lawsuit by the Animal Legal Defense Fund,
a Louisiana court
has finally ordered that the
Tiger Truck Stop
must stop keeping Tony the tiger in a barren, cramped cage at a gas station on
a busy interstate highway.
Owner Michael Sandlin's permit to keep the last remaining
tiger, Tony, was ordered
to be revoked after
a court ruled that it was illegally issued in the first place, and PETA has
renewed our offer to Sandlin to help place Tony in a reputable sanctuary.
Tony has been caged and used as a tourist attraction for
more than 10 years. He deserves the chance at last to roam in an enclosure that is measured in
acres instead of in feet and inches. Please click here to send a polite note
to Michael Sandlin asking him to retire Tony to a safe and reputable sanctuary
and not to another roadside zoo or display.
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
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