Zoo Wars -Allow Tony the Tiger to remain at the Truck Stop

Will the Louisiana Supreme Court see thru another attempt from ALDF to keep the courts from hearing this case or will justice prevail for Tony the tiger?!?

The appeal was submitted -WRIT TO LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT:

“Michael Sandlin has exhibited tigers at Grosse Tete’s iconic Tiger Truck Stop for twenty-five years, to the delight of countless children, interstate truckers, tourists, and local citizens. His capital investment as well as Tiger Truck Stop’s property interest in Tony the Truck Stop Tiger are at stake. The permanent injunction issued forever denies Michael Sandlin an opportunity to have his permit renewed under La R S 49.961. It is thus constitutionally over-broad and violates due process of law. Unless this Court brings a halt ALDF’s ceaseless crusade to capture Tony, the drastic judicial action violates separation of powers and constitutes a taking of Tony without due process of the law.”



Group asks La high court not to hear tiger


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Animal Legal Defense Fund has asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to let stand two lower court rulings that the owner of Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete cannot have a license to keep a tiger.

The nonprofit group says it filed a brief Wednesday with the court saying the trial judge and an appeal court were correct to rule that Michael Sandlin was not eligible for a permit.

Twelve-year-old Tony is the latest in a series of tigers that Sandlin has kept at the truck stop near Baton Rouge. He has asked the high court to hear his case. His attorney, Joan Treadway Morris of Baton Rouge, contends that both the state district court in Iberville Parish and the state’s First Circuit Court of Appeal made numerous mistakes in their rulings.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund brief argues that Sandlin’s request for review lacks legal merit and doesn’t raise any new significant questions.

“Tony has waited long enough. It’s been more than two years since the district court first ruled — correctly — that Sandlin and the Tiger Truck Stop are ineligible for a permit to confine Tony,” executive director Stephen Wells said in a news release. “We expect that the Louisiana Supreme Court will find Sandlin’s latest filing meritless and finally put an end to this case.”


The sad part is that these people actually take pride in taking away the rights of US citizens. If the court does not hear this case it will be demonstrating the mis-justice of our court system.

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned for Zoo Wars and more  -B


~ by topcatsroar on July 18, 2013.

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