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State: Truck Stop Can Continue Live Tiger Exhibit
Friday, December 17, 2010
Animal rights activists protested Tiger Truck Stop

Despite a strong push from animal-rights activists, the state has granted a truck stop owner a permit allowing him to continue exhibiting a live tiger as a roadside attraction at his Grosse Tete business.

The Advocate reports the permit issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries allows Tiger Truck Stop to keep Tony, a 10-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, on display throughout 2011.

Wildlife and Fisheries press secretary Bo Boehringer said Thursday that Tony is the last privately owned big and exotic cat in the state.

Boehringer said the permit was required after a 2006 legislative action gave regulatory authority over private ownership of potentially dangerous animals to Wildlife and Fisheries.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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