Tony the Tiger Still Languishes

Lions, tigers, and other exotic cats are not suitable companions.

Lions, tigers, and other exotic cats are not suitable companions.

The Louisiana legislature has passed a bill that would exempt certain persons from the requirements for possessing big exotic cats and, therefore, would allow Michael Sandlin to continue to house Tony the tiger at Sandlin’s Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete.

Only experts with many years of experience studying and working with wild and exotic animals are capable of caring for and safely interacting with them. The general public lacks this expertise and should not attempt to keep wild and exotic animals as pets. Documented attempts by members of the general public keeping wild and exotic animals as pets have led to tragedy in many instances for both humans and animals.

Louisiana residents, please contact your governor immediately and let him know you want to see Tony freed from his captivity.  Ask him to veto this SB 250.

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