"For over a decade Tony, a lone tiger in Louisiana, has paced in his tiny cage acting as the tourist attraction for Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete. The owner of the truck stop has repeatedly violated federal law due to ill treatment of the tiger but has yet to have the tiger taken from his custody to ensure its well-being. Loopholes in the state’s animal welfare laws have long protected the animal’s owner. Unless additional, proposed loopholes are vetoed the poor creature will be forced to spend the rest of his life in captivity.
The state of Louisiana has a ban on keeping tigers and other wild cats as pets. Bill 250 was created to hold Tony’s owner harmless from the law, allowing him to inhumanely keep the tiger, because the cat is considered a mascot. If this bill is signed into law Tony will be forced to live the rest of his life miserable and inhumanely cared for. Urge Governor Jindal’s veto of Senate Bill 250."