TRUCK STOP OWNER ALLOWED TO DISPLAY LIFE TIGER IN LOUISIANA - Faded Tribune
Officials in Lousiana have granted a truck stop owner a permit allowing him to continue exhibiting a live tiger at a roadside attraction at his Grosse Tete, La., business. This comes as sad news to animal-rights activists who were pushing to have Michael Sandlin’s permit taken away.
The permit issued by the Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries allows the owner of Tiger Truck Stop to keep Tony, a 10-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, on display throughout 2011.
Legislation passed in 2006 prohibited private ownership of big cats but allowed people who owned them to be “grandfathered” in as long as they got permits.