ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENCE FUND GOING BACK TO COURT TO GET TONY THE TIGER AN EARLY RELEASE
Last Month they won the case to stop the Louisiana department of agriculture and Fisheries renewing the Licence to exhibit Tony at a truck stop. But that expires in December and they are now going back to Court to get Tony free earlier and have the licence revoked.
The ADLF sent a message to all Tony's supporters
As our supporters know, the Animal Legal Defense Fund's recent victory in our lawsuit to free Tony the truck stop tiger was extremely significant, because it finally puts a light at the end of the tunnel that is Tony's imprisonment. Tony has lived at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana for the past decade, and as a result of ALDF's case, the annual permit that allows him to be kept there will not be renewed when it expires in December 2011. However, it was a qualified victory-because we were unable to get Tony released immediately.
But we're not giving up on that goal. That's why ALDF recently filed a motion for a mandatory injunction that would compel the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to revoke the current permit and seize Tony-meaning that Tony would not have to wait until December to experience his new life beyond the Tiger Truck Stop. Although this specific request was part of ALDF's original complaint, the court did not rule on it at the hearing last month.
A new hearing on the motion for a mandatory injunction has been set for June 14. Stay tuned to the ALDF website, Facebook page, and Twitter for updates as soon as they become available.