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A visit with Tony the Tiger

In ™FREE TONY THE TIGER, ™FREE TONY THE TIGER CAMPAIGN on 27/02/2011 at 4:13 PM

Kasia5872 | Dec 6, 2010 | Tony is a 10 year old mixed Bengal-Siberian tiger currently housed at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana.

>{IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION TO HAVE WHEN ROARING FOR TONY}

In "big cats", "corruption", "free tony the tiger", "mary haik", "save tony the tiger", "tiger truck stop", louisiana, Tony The Truck Stop Tiger on 26/02/2011 at 11:26 PM

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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SHOULD BE SAVED FOR PERSONAL USE, AND STORED SOME WHERE THAT IT CAN BE PULLED OUT EASILY , WHEN ROARING FOR TONY ……

**LOUISIANA CONTACTS

lOUISIANA DEPT. OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES

Maria Davidson

Large Carnivore Program Manager

Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries

5652 Highway 182

Opelousas LA 70570

Phone: (337) 948-0255

Fax: (337) 948-0213

e-mail: mdavidson@wlf.la.gov

Fred Kimmel (Ms. Davidson’s supervisor)

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

2000 Quail Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 765-2355

e-mail: fkimmel@wlf.la.gov

Main Office:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

2000 Quail Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 765-2800

Robert J. Barham, Secretary

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

P.O. Box 98000

Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Phone: (225) 765-2623

Fax: (225) 765-2607

e-mail: Chendrick@wlf.louisiana.gov

website: http://www.gov.state.la.us/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&cpid=16

website: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/

web e-mail form: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/contact

FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Baton-Rouge-LA/Louisiana-Department-of-Wildlife-and-Fisheries/112762357891

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ldwf

Governor Bobby Jindal

Office of The Governor

P. O. Box 94004

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004

Phone: (225) 342-7015

Fax: (225) 342-7099

web e-mail form: http://www.gov.la.gov/index.cfm?md=form&tmp=email_governor

Governor Jindal’s FaceBook Page: http://www.facebook.com/bobbyjindal

website: http://www.gov.state.la.us/

Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Capitol Annex Building

1051 North Third Street

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Also:

P.O. Box 44243

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-424

Phone: (225) 342-7009

Fax: (225) 342-1949

e-mail: ltgov@crt.state.la.us

online e-mail contact form: http://www.ltgov.la.gov/?md=form&tmp=share_ideas

website: http://www.ltgov.la.gov/

Linda C. Smith

Office of Lt. Governor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Office of the Secretary

Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism

225.342.7009 Office • 225.342.1949 Fax

lsmith@crt.state.la.us

Louisiana State Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell

Constituent Services

Street: 1885 N. Third Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Mail: P.O Box 94005

Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Phone: 225-326-6079

Website: http://www.ag.louisiana.gov/index.aspx

More Information: http://www.ag.louisiana.gov/Article.aspx?articleID=28&catID=12

State Legislators

Sen. Robert Marionneaux Jr. – (Louisiana State Senate – District 17)

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 94183

Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Phone: (225) 342-2040

Fax: (225) 342-0617

District Office

P.O. Box 577

Livonia, LA 70755-0577

Phone: (225) 637-3623

e-mail: lasen17@legis.state.la.us

website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Marionneaux/

Rep. Karen St. Germaine (House of Representatives – District 60)

Baton Rouge Office:

State Capitol,

Louisiana 70804-9062

Phone: (225) 342-6945

Fax: (225) 342-8336

Plaquemine Office:

57835 Plaquemine Street

Plaquemine, Louisiana 70764

Phone: (225) 687-2410

Fax: (225) 687-6272

e-mail: larep060@legis.state.la.us

Website: http://house.legis.state.la.us/H_Reps/members.asp?ID=60

Congress

The Honorable David Vitter

United States Senate

516 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-1804

Phone: (202) 224-4623

Fax: (202) 228-5061

858 Convention Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: (225) 383-0331

Fax: (225) 383-0952

web e-mail form: http://vitter.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

website: http://vitter.senate.gov/public/

The Honorable Mary Landrieu

United States Senate

328 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-1803

Phone: (202) 224-5824

Fax: (202) 224-9735

707 Florida Street, Room 326

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Phone: (225) 389-0395

Fax: (225) 389-0660

web e-mail form: http://landrieu.senate.gov/about/contact.cfm

website: http://landrieu.senate.gov/

Rep. Rodney Alexander (Representing Louisiana’s 5th district)

Washington, D.C. Office:

316 Cannon House Office Building,

District of Columbia 20515-1805

Phone: (202) 225-8490

Fax: (202) 225-5639

Alexandria Office:

1412 Center Court, Suite 402

Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

Phone: (318) 445-0818

Fax: (318) 445-3776

Monroe Office:

1900 Stubbs Avenue, Suite B

Monroe, Louisiana 71201

Phone: (318) 322-3500

Fax: (318) 322-3577

Web e-mail form: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http%3A%2F%2Falexander.house.gov

FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rodney-Alexander/20002702544

Webpage: http://alexander.house.gov/

IBERVILLE PARISH COUNCIL

J. Mitchell Ourso, Jr.

…Iberville Parish President

……

Physical Address:

J. Mitchell Ourso, Jr.

Iberville Parish President’s Office

58050 Meriam Street

Plaquemine, LA 70765

Mailing Address:

J. Mitchell Ourso, Jr.

Iberville Parish President

P.O. Box 389

Plaquemine, LA 70765-0389

Phone: (225) 687-5190

Fax: (225) 687-5250

e-mail: jburleigh@ibervilleparish.com

Iberville Parish President Executive Staff

Judith “Judy” L. Burleigh

Administrative Assistant

58050 Meriam Street

P.O. Box 389

Plaquemine, LA 70765-0389

Business: (225) 687-5190

Fax: (225) 687-5250

e-mail: jburleigh@ibervilleparish.com

Edward “Lucky” Songy

Chief Administrative Officer

58050 Meriam Street

P.O. Box 389

Plaquemine, LA 70765-0389

e-mail: esongy@ibervilleparish.com

Iberville Parish Council

Iberville Parish Council

58050 Meriam Street

P.O. Box 389

Plaquemine, LA 70765-0389

e-mail (unless otherwise noted) parishcouncil@eatel.net

District 1

Mr. Warren “T-Notchie” Taylor

Vice Chairman

32250 Bowie Street

White Castle, LA 70788

District 2

Mr. Mitchel J. Ourso, Sr.

56940 Ourso Road

White Castle, LA 70788

e-mail: amyourso@aol.com

District 3

Henry J. Scott, Jr.

P.O. Box 151

White Castle, LA 70788

District 4

Mr. Leonard Jackson

P.O. Box 644

4677 Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy

St. Gabriel, LA 70776

District 5

Mr. Edwin M. Reeves, Jr.*

58680 St. Clement Street

Plaquemine, LA 70764

e-mail: ereeves@awilbertsons.com

* Mr. Edwin M. Reeves, Jr. was the only council member who voted NOT TO amend the ordinance.

District 6

Mr. Salaris G. “Sal” Butler

24710 Hwy. 1 – South

Plaquemine, LA 70764

e-mail: salarisbutler@kbpinc.com

District 7

Mr. Howard Oubre, Jr.

58886 Allen Street

Plaquemine, LA 70764

District 8

Mr. Eugene P. Stevens, Jr.

Chairman

57973 Borruano Drive

Plaquemine, LA 70764

e-mail: gstevensjr@hotmail.com

District 9

Terry J. Bradford

24520 Kirtley Drive

Plaquemine, LA 70765

e-mail: terrybradford@cox.net

District 10

Mr. Louis “Pete” Kelley

65785 J.R. Drive

Plaquemine, LA 70764

District 11

Timothy J. Vallet

77290 McBay Drive

Grosse Tete, LA 70740

e-mail: tjvallet@hotmail.com

District 12

Mr. Matthew H. Jewell

P.O. Box 595

10465 Hwy 411

Maringouin, LA 70757

e-mail: kbjewell@spillwaycable.com

District 13

Mr. Wayne M. Roy

6995 Bayou Paul Rd.

St. Gabriel, LA 70776

e-mail: twroy2@yahoo.com

Iberville Parish District Attorney

Richard J. Ward, Jr.

P. O. Drawer 880

Plaquemine, LA 70765

Phone: 687-5210

Fax: 687-5208

e-mail: RickyW@rickywardda.com

website: http://www.rickywardda.com/district.htm

Iberville Chamber of Commerce

Hank Grace, Executive Director

23675 Church Street

P.O. Box 248

Plaquemine, LA 70765-0248

Phone: (225) 687-3560

Fax: (225) 687-3575

e-mail: hgrace@ibervillechamber.com

website: www.ibervillechamber.com

Iberville Parish Animal Control

59815 Bayou Rd.

Plaquemine LA 70764

Phone: (225) 687-5881 – 5882

Fax: (225) 685-1096

Note: We were informed that “Tamra” is in charge of the weekly inspections that are suppose to be done at Tiger Truck Stop as part of the agreement Michael Sandlin made to obtain his Iberville Parish permit. The Iberville Animal Control Shelter Manager is Alison Migliacio and the director of Iberville Parish Animal Control is J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. who is also the Iberville Parish President.

Village of Grosse Tete

Mayor Michael Chauffe

P. O. Box 98

18125 Willow Street

Grosse Tete, LA 70740

Phone: (225) 648-2131

e-mail: mchauffe@gt.brcoxmail.com (e-mail account closed)

Find out who your elected officials are here: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

USDA, APHIS Contacts

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture

1400 Independence Ave., S.W.

Washington, DC 20250

Information Hotline: (202) 720-2791

E-mail Web Form: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?navtype=MA&navid=CONTACT_US

website: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahom

Please also try this e-mail address for Secretary Vilsack: agsec@usda.gov

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Mailing Address:

USDA/APHIS/AC

4700 River Road, Unit 84

Riverdale, MD 20737-1234

E-mail: ace@aphis.usda.gov

Phone: (301) 734-7833

Fax: (301) 734-4978

Western Region

Mailing Address:

USDA/APHIS/AC

2150 Centre Ave.

Building B, Mailstop 3W11

Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117

E-mail: acwest@aphis.usda.gov

Phone: (970) 494-7478

Fax: (970) 494-7461

Eastern Region

Mailing Address:

USDA/APHIS/AC

920 Main Campus Drive

Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27606-5210

E-mail: aceast@aphis.usda.gov

Phone: (919) 855-7100

Fax: (919) 855-7123

Lynn P. Bourgeois: Lynn.P.Bourgeois@aphis.usda.gov

Tiger Truck Stop

Tiger Truck Stop

I-10, Exit 139

Gross Tete, LA 70740

76730 Garner Lane

Grosse Tete, LA 70740

Phone (225) 648-2312

Fax (225) 648-2935 (Michael’s home #)

e-mail: info@tigertruckstop.com

e-mail: pawshere@aol.com

website: http://www.tigertruckstop.com/

ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS

Please explore the websites of these organizations also. They have excellent advice on writing your legislators, legal advice for advocates, etc. Born Free USA has great information on advocacy starting here: http://www.bornfreeusa.org/b_take_action.php

Born Free USA

Headquarters:

Born Free USA

1122 S Street

Sacramento, CA 95811

916-447-3085

916-447-3070 fax

Washington, DC Office:

Born Free USA

P.O. Box 32160

Washington, DC 20007

202-445-3572

Mailing Address:

Born Free USA

P.O. Box 22505

Sacramento, CA 95822

916-447-3085

916-447-3070 fax

Email Us:

General Inquiries:

info@bornfreeusa.org

Media and Press:

press@bornfreeusa.org

Legal and Government Affairs:

legislation@bornfreeusa.org

Website: http://www.bornfreeusa.org/

Born Free On Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/BornFreeUSA

Born Free On Twitter: http://twitter.com/BornFreeUSA

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Legal Defense Fund

National Headquarters

170 East Cotati Avenue

Cotati, CA 94931

Phone: (707) 795-2533

Fax: (707) 795-7280

General Inquiries: info@aldf.org

Media Inquiries: media@aldf.org

Website: http://www.aldf.org/

ALDF On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnimalLegalDefenseFund

ALDF On Twitter: http://twitter.com/ALDFAnimalLaw

Captive Wild Animal Protection Campaign

Mailing address:

Captive Wild Animal Protection Campaign

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

PO Box 32294

Washington, DC 20007

Telephone: 928 472-1173

email at: josephine@sanctuaryfederation.org

Website: http://www.cwapc.org/index.html

The Humane Society of the United States

2100 L St., NW

Washington, D.C. 20037

Ph: 202-452-1100

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

Contact the Louisiana State Director – online e-mail form:

http://www.humanesociety.org/forms/states/contact_louisiana_director.html

Website: http://www.humanesociety.org/

HSUS On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/humanesociety

HSUS On Twitter: http://twitter.com/humanesociety

International Fund For Animals

International Headquarters

International Fund For Animals

290 Summer Street

Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

United States

Tel: (508) 744 2000

Tel: (800) 932 4329

Fax: (508) 744 2099

e-mail: info@ifaw.org

International Fund For Animals

1350 Connecticut Avenue NW

Suite 1220

Washington, DC 20036

Tel: (202) 296 3860

Fax: (202) 296 3802

e-mail: info@ifaw.org

Online e-mail form: http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/contact_us/contact_us_form.php#x

Website: http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw

In Defense of Animals

In Defense of Animals

3010 Kerner Blvd.

San Rafael, CA 94901

Tel.: 415-448-0048

Fax: 415-454-1031

e-mail: idainfo@idausa.org

Website: http://www.idausa.org/

IDA On FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Defense-of-Animals/5956327345

IDA On Twitter: http://twitter.com/IDAUSA

World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund

1250 Twenty-Fourth Street N.W.

P.O. Box 97180

Washington, DC 20090-7180

Website: http://wwf.panda.org/

Online e-mail contact form: http://worldwildlife.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/worldwildlife.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

WWF on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/worldwildlifefund

WWF on Twitter: http://twitter.com/world_wildlife

Humane Society of Louisiana

Humane Society of Louisiana

PO Box 740321

New Orleans, LA 70174

General Information: 1 (888) 6 HUMANE (648-6263)

FAX: (504) 324-0633

Email: info@humanela.org

Website: www.humanela.org

Director: Jeff Dorson

Phone: 901-268-4432

e-mail: stopcruelty11@gmail.com

*UNLESS STATED~ALL THIS CONTACT INFO WILL NOT CHANGE.

WHEN ROARING FOR TONY PLEASE GO BACK TO THIS NOTE, AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED IS LOCATED HERE.

THANK YOU FOR ROARING FOR TONY.

AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME IN HIS LIFE {PLEASE NEVER STOP ROARING AS MUCH AND AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN}

“UNTIL HIS LAST BREATH”

“WITHOUT TONY’S ENSURED HEALTH~THERE IS NO FREEDOM”

Animal group: Truck stop tiger in turmoil

In ™FREE TONY THE TIGER, ™FREE TONY THE TIGER CAMPAIGN on 26/02/2011 at 4:06 PM

http://www.wbrz.com/videoplayer/?video_id=4842&categories=

Animal group: Truck stop tiger in turmoil

WBRZ.COM BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

Posted: Nov 23, 2010 6:36 PM by Stephanie Ryan
Updated: Nov 23, 2010 7:32 PM

Truck Stop Tiger 6pm

IBERVILLE – Officers with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spent Tuesday reviewing the first legal petition in a decades-long battle to remove Tony the Tiger from an Iberville truck stop.

They will decide whether the tiger will stay or go after the owner, Mike Sandlin, reapplies for a permit to keep the tiger.

The petition comes from the Animal Defense Legal Fund, which says the tiger has been kept for years in inhumane conditions, including a cage that’s too small, a pool that’s not big enough for the tiger to cool itself, too many diesel fumes, way too much noise from traffic, and near-constant taunting from tourists.

Not true, says Sandlin, citing an air-conditioned cage, a grassy area in which Tony can play, and a perch on which he can stand.

“Tony actually recognizes a lot of these customers. He comes out and visits with them and enjoys their company,” Sandlin said.

The group wants Sandlin to send the tiger to an animal sanctuary, something he plans on doing, just not now. Instead, he will wait until the tiger is too old or sick to stay in its current habitat at the truck stop.

Sandlin’s current permit ends December 31. He plans to reapply, and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will re-permit him, as long as he meets the same standards he met last year.

http://www.wbrz.com/news/animal-group-truck-stop-tiger-in-turmoil/#

>Haute or Not Pets – Tony the Truck Stop Tiger… Still in Tiger Hell

In "animal cruelty", "endangered tiger", "michael sandlin", louisiana on 26/02/2011 at 2:37 PM

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Tony the Truck Stop Tiger… Still in Tiger Hell

Tony the Truck Stop Tiger… Still in Tiger Hell

PCorsa

OMG… I wouldn’t keep a mouse in that crappy cage!!!

Corsa

This story got a little sadder last week when the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries, basically sentenced Tony the Truck Stop Tiger to at least one more year as a roadside attraction!!! THAT SUCKS!!!

Tony the Truck Stop Tiger… an update by Deidre Cruse, Governmental Reporter, Post South.

Village of Grosse Tete, La. —

La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries issued a permit in recent days allowing Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin can keep his nine-year old Siberian-Bengal tiger, named Tony, on his premises in the Grosse Tete area of Iberville Parish through 2011.

Tony, who lives in a cage near Interstate 10 and Sandlin’s truck stop, has been the subject of intense controversy generated by national animal rights organizations over the last two years.

The Internet is filled with organizations demanding that Sandlin release Tony to any one of the Big Cat sanctuaries in the country, most located in Florida.

Sandlin’s tiger is the last privately owned exotic big cat in the state, and despite state legislation prohibiting ownership of potentially dangerous animals such as tigers, the truck stop owner was able to keep the animal due to a grandfather cause in the ruling. As long as Sandlin continues to cooperate with LDWLF permit rules, he can keep the tiger. The permit issued recently gives him permission to keep Tony at the truck stop through 2011 as long as he continues to follow animal healthcare and public safety procedures set forth.

The new permit has continued outrage and cries to boycott the truck stop. It has brought some national ridicule of the state and the parish for allowing the tiger to be kept at the Grosse Tete facility. However, all ordinances and state permits have been legally followed by officials and Sandlin since the original 2006 legislation.

The truck stop owner insists he has compassion for his tiger and other tigers he has owned in previous years at the facility and has given away to other shelters or animal habitats in the past. He also has said he will consider placing the tiger in an animal habitat or shelter once the animal becomes too old to manage at the truck stop.

He said Tony is happy and is under good health supervision and is not a danger to the public.

To learn more about Tony, visit We will FIGHT even HARDER now that you are WEAK and see what you can do to help!!! http://untilhislastbreath.blogspot.com/

Let’s get this cat out of the cage and into a sanctuary ASAP!!!
Tony the Truck Stop Tiger… Still in Tiger Hell
http://www.hauteornotpets.com/entry/tony_the_truck_stop_tiger

Officials rebuke tiger welfare complaints

In ™FREE TONY THE TIGER, ™FREE TONY THE TIGER CAMPAIGN on 25/02/2011 at 3:18 PM

Officials rebuke tiger welfare complaints  

 

Officials rebuke tiger welfare complaints

By KORAN ADDO
Advocate Westside bureau
Published: Apr 21, 2010 – Page: 3B

NOTE: This article appeared on April 21, 2010 about Tony. It was also picked up by other media sites. I’ve provided the links below.

GROSSE TETE — A Florida animal welfare advocate fired off a scathing e-mail Monday night complaining to Iberville Parish authorities about what she called inhumane conditions a tiger is forced to endure while on public display at an Interstate 10 truck stop.

Her criticism brought a volley of denials Tuesday from the parish president, parish chief administrative officer, state large-carnivore manager as well as the tiger’s owner.

In expressing her displeasure to Parish President Mitch Ourso and the parish’s animal control shelter, Sky Williamson threatened to organize a parishwide boycott until the tiger is removed and placed in an animal sanctuary.

For years, Williamson, of Melbourne, Fla., has waged an aggressive campaign to get the tiger removed and placed in an environment more in line with a tiger’s natural habitat.

She has been working as a cable company contractor in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.

Williamson has said her e-mail and phone campaign to have the tiger removed from the truck stop started in January 2008 after she first saw the tiger.

In the latest complaint which she made public, Williamson said she stopped by Tiger Truck Stop on Monday afternoon to check on Tony, the 550-pound Siberian-Bengal tiger who has been caged for years at the truck stop.

Williamson suggested the big cat has been losing weight due to its environment.

Williamson admitted to being “disgusted” and “nauseated” to find Tony’s sleeping area littered with his own feces and urine.

Cats do not defecate where they sleep, Williamson told officials in her e-mail, also asserting she has photo evidence showing Tony locked in his den without access to drinking water.

“This is not acceptable,” Williamson wrote. “How long are you going to allow society to see animal cruelty on display … this is an embarrassment to not only Iberville Parish but to the state of Louisiana.”

In response, Ourso said Williamson was out of line in threatening a boycott.

“I don’t appreciate her making threats to my office or the people of this parish,” Ourso said. “She’s not a resident here. I think she’s gone too far.”

Ourso, saying he has continually fought for the well-being of the tiger, reminded the public of his February 2009 veto of a parish ordinance the Parish Council approved to allow the truck stop’s owner to keep the tiger at the business.

In his veto message at that time, Ourso wrote the ordinance the council approved 11-1  was deficient because it failed to provide conditions to ensure the safety of the public and the health and welfare of the tiger.

The parish has put in place safeguards for the tiger’s welfare, said Edward “Lucky” Songy, the parish’s chief administrative officer, such as weekly, random and unannounced visits by animal-control workers to check on the tiger’s health and inspect the cat’s living conditions.

Calling Williamson’s new claims unfounded, Songy said those inspections haven’t uncovered any inhumane treatment of the animal.

The large-carnivore program manager for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Maria Davidson, said Tuesday she also has randomly checked on the tiger since Dec. 14, when her agency granted the Grosse Tete truck stop’s owner a permit to keep the tiger on public display.

“I have never seen anything to substantiate anything in (Williamson’s) letter,” Davidson said.

Also Tuesday, Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin, who said he has owned 13 big cats during a 22-year period, dismissed Williamson’s complaint as a continuation of that  activist’s mission to take the 10-year-old tiger away from him.

“This is nothing but harassment,” Sandlin said.

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/91675039.html?showAll=y&c=y

Other links for sites covering this story:

Truck stop tiger continues to draw controversial interest to parish (still ava.)

☆¨ SADLY POSTSOUTH HAS USED THE SAME PIC. OF TONY FOR OVER THREE YEARS NO`*★

http://www.postsouth.com/homepage/x1042544686/Truck-stop-tiger-continues-to-draw-controversial-interest-to-parish

WXVT 15 LOCAL NEWS (currently unava.)

http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=12348487

KPLC 7 Lake Charles Louisiana News (currently unava.)

http://www.kplctv.com/global/story.asp?s=12348487

The Advertiser Newspaper Lafayette Louisiana (no longer ava.)

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20100421/NEWS01/100421016/-1/rss01

Animal Welfare Advocate Wants Gas Station Tiger Removed- KATC 3 ACADIANA’S NEWS CHANNEL (still ava.)

http://www.katc.com/news/animal-welfare-advocate-wants-gas-station-tiger-removed/

Truck stop tiger debate- KFDM NEWS 6 (still ava.)

http://www.kfdm.com/news/tiger-37517-parish-2theadvocate.html

Animal Activist Still Trying To Free Truck Stop Tiger (page can no longer be found)

http://www.cenlamedia.com/alb/index.php/site/article/animal-activist-still-trying-to-free-truck-stop-

Truck Stop Tiger Tony

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Truck Stop Tiger Tony

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Tiger Truck Stop Cat Fight

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Sickening stuffed tiger above salad bar at truckstop

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Truck Stop Tiger Not Seen on CNN

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