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Judge rules tiger's permit not valid

3 years 5 months 3 days ago April 25, 2013 Apr 25, 2013 Thursday, April 25 2013 April 25, 2013 10:32 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

GROSSE TETE- A roadside truck stop tiger appears to be living in his habitat illegally, according to an appeal court.

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a district court ruling in the case over Tony, a Bengal-Siberian tiger. The court ruled the permit is not valid because the truck stop's owner was not the animal's legal owner.

The three-judge panel also upheld an order barring the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries from granting a new permit to truck stop owner Michael Sandlin.

An attorney for the truck stop said she will ask for a rehearing, and possibly go as far as the Louisiana Supreme Court.
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