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Tony the tiger legal battles not over yet

4 years 10 months 2 days ago Monday, November 17 2014 Nov 17, 2014 November 17, 2014 4:03 AM November 17, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc

GROSSE TETE - The battle to keep Tony the Tiger in his cage, in front of Tiger Truck Stop, is not over.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, an animal rights group based out of California, is suing the tiger's owner, Michael Sandlin as well as the state.

According to Sandlin, the group is arguing that Senate Bill 250, which was passed to allow Tony to remain in his cage at the truck stop, is unconstitutional because it only benefits Sandlin and the truck stop.

News Two caught up with some admirers of Tony, who were passing by the truck stop, and got their take on the issue.

"Well there's something to be said for both sides. I think that he's well kept here and he brings a lot of joy to people," said Leslie Harp.

Others were adamant about Tony remaining in his cage.

"Tony is not bothering anyone. So I feel like Tony should be able to stay and be left alone."

All sides will be in court Monday morning, in Baton Rouge, at 9:30.


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