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Follow-up on Tony the Tiger in Grosse Tete

Tony continues to wait for the decision of his destiny.

Follow-up on Tony the Tiger in Grosse Tete

August 16, 12:22 PM
New Orleans Pet Rescue Scene Examiner Teresa Rowell

For those of you following the fate of Tony, the Bengal tiger caged at a truck stop in Grosse Tete, here is the latest from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

According to a letter postmarked August 11, 2009, from Maria Davidson, Large Carnivore Program Manager, the Iberville parish permit has been issued and “the Department (Wildlife and Fisheries) is in the process of reviewing the state Tiger Truck Stop application.”

Davidson further writes, “It is the Department’s position that private possession of tigers poses a significant hazard to public safety and is detrimental to the health of the animal. Prolonged confinement is by its nature stressful to tigers and proper long-term care by experienced persons is essential to the health of the animal.”

These are promising words. Let’s see what happens next.

For more info: Visit these sites: http://www.freetony.com/ Tony’s blog and my first story.

http://www.examiner.com/x-16570-New-Orleans-Pet-Rescue-Scene-Examiner~y2009m8d16-Followup-on-Tony-the-Tiger-in-Grosse-Tete

http://bigcatrescue.org

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