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Free Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

Big Cat Rescue Offers Home for Tony Big Cat Rescue gets more complaints about Tony the tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop than all other complaints combined.  In 2009 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had called Big Cat Rescue to come get Tony during their planned seizure of the tiger, but before we could take Tony, Sandlin filed for an injunction and the long legal battles began. That same year Big Cat Rescue was the first organization to hire an attorney to represent a tiger.  David Nance, Esq. exhausted his ability to fight Read More

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Tony the Truck Stop Tiger Now Exhibited Without a Permit

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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Feb 2

Update For Tony Via Animal Legal Defense Fund   Update 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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 2

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. http://youtu.be/Bh3wbZkqBGM Photos from Toyota Tundra Event                             Read More

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How Tiger Truck Stop got a state permit to keep Tony the tiger

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