LETS REMEMBER THE REASONS WE ARE FIGHTING FOR TONY PLEASE
As we are all fully aware lately there has been an uproar of people supporting Sandlin's right to keep Tony, this is not about anyone's rights to own a tiger, this is about the neglect, and unfit living conditions Tony has been in for 11 long years. It is only since May 2011 that Mr. Sandlin starting to realize that he may lose Tony when the Animal Legal Defense Fund came on board. Just 8 months ago the USDA visited Tony and this is their written report below. (copy of actual letter on file).
JANUARY 11, 2011 USDA WRITTEN REPORT:
"WITH REGARD TO TONY'S WEIGHT, WE BELIEVE THAT HE IS CURRENTLY UNDERWEIGHT. WE HAVE DISCUSSED THIS CONCERN WITH THE OWNER AND ATTENDING VETERINARIAN, AND THEY HAVE INCREASED TONY'S CALORIC INTAKE. IN ADDITION, THE ATTENDING VETERINARIAN PLANS TO CONDUCT ANOTHER FULL VETERINARY EVALUATION, INCLUDE ROUTINE BLOOD WORK, IN THE SPRING. WHILE IT IS TOO SOON TO DETERMINE IF TONY'S INCREASED CALORIC INTAKE HAS HAD ANY EFFECT, WE ASSURE YOU THAT OUR AGENCY WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR TIGER TRUCK STOP, INC. TO ENSURE THAT THE FACILITY MAINTAINS THE AWA MINIMUM STANDARDS.
WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS.”
CHESTER A. GIPSON
ANIMAL CARE / USDA
NOW KEEP IN MIND TONY WAS SO BAD THEY SPOKE TO MR. SANDLIN SO THIS WAS IN JANUARY...THIS NEW "WE LOVE TONY, SEE ALL HIS NEW STUFF ATTITUDE AND ALL THE NEW FRIENDS SANDLIN HAS RECENTLY ACQUIRED DUE TO A LARGE SPOTLIGHT SHINING ON THEM NOW DOES NOT CHANGE OUR OPINION THAT TONY WAS NEGLECTED FOR ELEVEN LONG YEARS AND STILL TO THIS DATE HAS NOT HAD ANY BLOOD WORK, NOR ANY HANDS-ON PHYSICAL EXAM. HIS CHARMING VET DR. GONSOULIN ONLY DOES VISUAL EXAMS. THIS WILL NOT CHANGE. OUR BELIEF IS, IF YOU HAVE A TIGER, AN AMAZING MAJESTIC ANIMAL; TAKE CARE OF IT, END OF STORY. JUST BECAUSE YOU NOW REALIZE YOU BETTER SHAPE UP OR TONY SHIPS OUT IS NOT CHANGING OUR MINDS. TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND HOPE THAT TONY WINS IN COURT AND A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION AND A NEW HOME FOR TONY IS FOUND SO HE CAN LIVE WITH ENRICHMENT.... WITHOUT THE NOISE OF TIGER TRUCK STOP, WITHOUT THE DRAMA OF PEOPLE SURROUNDING THIS CASE AND WE WISH ONLY BEST INTENTIONS FOR TONY...HE DOES NOT NEED TO BE SENT ANYWHERE, WHERE THERE IS CONTROVERSY........IF HE WINS HIS FREEDOM...
MR. SANDLIN HOW ABOUT THROWING TONY SOME CARDBOARD BOXES TO PLAY WITH THAT ARE FREE!!!!
WE ALSO FOUND THIS INTERESTING BIT OF INFO...WHEN SOMEONE RECENTLY SHARED WITH US A RECENT EMAIL FROM THE LOUISIANA DEPT. OF WILDLIFE & FISHERIES, IF YOU NOTICE, HE NEVER MENTIONS THE COURT DATE COMING UP ON OCTOBER 17, 2011, WHERE THE LDWF IS TRYING TO GET CASE CANCELED!!! TRICKY POLITICS IS RUNNING THIS CASE.....SOMEONE IS PULLING FAVORS.....DON'T THINK THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL GAME/GAIN.
COPY OF EMAIL:
The District Court judge’s ruling back in May that would have prevented any additional permits being issued to Tony’s owner was overturned by the Appellate Court and sent back to the District Judge for re-hearing.
The next scheduled court hearing on this issue is set for November 2, 2011.
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries
NEVER ONCE DOES HE SAY A WORD ABOUT 10/17/2011.
LET THE JUSTICE SYSTEM PREVAILS.
KEEP ROARING FOR TONY.