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Truck stop mulls Supreme Court bid to keep tiger

3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago June 12, 2013 Jun 12, 2013 Wednesday, June 12 2013 June 12, 2013 1:30 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

GROSSE TETE - The lawyer for a truck stop fighting for the right to keep a live tiger on display says the case will be taken to the state Supreme Court if necessary.

 A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal on Friday refused to reconsider its April ruling that Tony - a 550-pound Siberian-Bengal tiger - cannot be housed in an exhibit at Tiger Truck Stop off Interstate 10 in Grosse Tete.

The panel had upheld a previous ruling by state Judge Mike Caldwell that a 2006 Louisiana law bars the state wildlife department from renewing truck stop owner Michael Sandlin's permit to exhibit Tony.

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