Through sheer determination to get his story out there, Tony's plight became known around the country. Even more have spoken up for him, signing petitions on his behalf. The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a legal petition with the state. The activists have teamed up with Big Cat Rescue, lining up a new home for the day when Tony is freed.
Sadly, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries once again granted a permit to the truck stop earlier this month. But Tony's advocates aren't done roaring for him, and the campaign will continue until Tony the Tiger gets out of his box.