ALDF Back in Court Demanding State Take Action on Tony the Truck Stop Tiger, Now Exhibited Without a Permit
April 5th, 2012
After Baton Rouge Court’s Ruling Revoking Invalid Permit, ALDF Files Lawsuit Demanding Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Put an End to Owner’s Illegal Possession of the Big Cat
Baton Rouge, La. – This morning, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit to force the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to do its job of enforcing Louisiana’s big cat ban in the case of Tony, Grosse Read More
Update For Tony Via Animal Legal Defense Fund
January 30, 2012: Last Monday, Judge Caldwell denied a motion brought by Michael Sandlin and the Tiger Truck Stop (TTS) that sought to suspend Judge Caldwell’s order while Sandlin and TTS appealed.
In other words, Tony would have stayed put at the truck stop until after the appeal ran its course, which could take months.
Instead, Judge Caldwell’s order instructing the Department to revoke the permit will go into effect right away.
Sadly, this does not necessarily Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 2
A big WOO HOO to Toyota, Stadium Toyota and everyone who voted for us to win the new Toyota Tundra. Last night's party at Stadium was full of music, great food and a complete introduction to everything that makes the Toyota Tundra such an awesome truck.
Photos from Toyota Tundra Event
How Tiger Truck Stop got a state permit to keep Tony the tiger
In response to Animal Policy Examiner’s emailed request for information about the history of state permitting for Tony, a ten-year-old, 550-pound tiger exhibited at the Tiger Truck Stop on Interstate 10 in Grosse Tete, press secretary Bo Boehringer of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) sent the following reply.
FROM LDWF’S BO BOEHRINGER ON STATE PERMITS FOR TONY THE TIGER:
Continue reading on Examiner.com How Tiger Truck Read More
Tiger caged at La. truck stop can stay a while longer, but then that cat's got to go, judge rules
(CBS/AP) BATON ROUGE, La. - A live 10-year-old tiger caged at a Louisiana truck stop can stay there until the owner's current permit expires, but then the controversial cat needs to be relocated, a judge has ruled.
An injunction issued Friday by State District Judge R. Michael Caldwell bars Louisiana wildlife officials from renewing the permit to keep the animal on the premises of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, west of Baton Rouge. The current Read More