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Tiger Truck Stop Cruelty
My friend :iconshadowthorne: has brought this issue to my attention, this is from her journal about it:

I have recently been informed about a truck stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana.
The place is called the "Tiger Truck Stop". The owner of said stop has been keeping a living tiger out front on display.
Tony is a 9 year old Siberian/Bengal mix. He turns 10 in July. Tony has been living in a small enclosure made of iron bars and a concrete floor. He is forced, day and night, to breath dangerous exhaust fumes from the thousands of cars and trucks that drive by and through the stop as well as being subjected to onlookers crowding his prison and throwing rocks at him.

Letters have been sent to officials in Grosse Tete, Louisiana but have not been fruitful. The people in charge there claim the tiger is in perfect condition and see nothing wrong with his cage.
One of the truck stop owners previous tiger mascots, a 4 year old white tiger, went missing only to show up months later above the salad bar in the diner. She was a stuffed trophy.
Will this be Tony's fate? To be mounted after a life time of miserable suffering?

More can be learned about Tony the tiger here -> freetonythetiger.weebly.com/
Video of Tony -> www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg4GFe…

I have sent an e-mail to PETA about Tony's case, if the government officials wont help maybe PETA can force some action

EDIT
PETA has contacted me back already... they unfortunately have been working on Tony's case for a while now with out much luck
However; they DID give me the address to a place where we can send letters too and hopefully with enough puplic concern and out rage we can force action on our own. PLEASE HELP WITH THIS and write to this address

Robert Barham, Secretary
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
2000 Quail Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225-765-2800


It would be wonderful if you guys would write to this address like we are doing! Please help save Tony!!
And if you guys would post this in your own journals also that would be great to help spread the word!




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Also,
Do not like the new layout. It looks so empty, ads are right on top of the freaking pictures, actually ads are everywhere! wth i hate this, why do they think they needed to update it? It was just fine how it was, this new layout looks like shit, i hate the combined thing of deviations from people you watch mixed with your messages, it says you have like 50 messages, and your like omg awesome!! Oh wait over half of them are just deviations from the people you are watching. The first thing i see when i open the page is stupid ad! Not cool DA, not cool at all. You are selling out to the man. This better get fixed or let us go to version 6 for the people who want it. Sorry for the rant but i hate when people change something when it is good to begin with, i don't like having this messed up. D:

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:iconfoxy-chan1996:
We should make a petition for this. Like, get a bunch of people to sign it and when we get a good amount of signatures, send it to the person.
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:iconleah-sama:
Leah-Sama May 19, 2010   Digital Artist
I bet there is already one out there, cause I know a lot of people are hating this new version. I need to find it so I can sign it.
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:iconfoxy-chan1996:
.. Wait, I was talking about the tiger. xD

But still, a petition for the new site is a good idea. I very much dislike it. D:<
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:iconleah-sama:
Leah-Sama May 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Ohh Since I just updated this journal about the DA layout thats what I thought you were talking about.

But yeah they had a petition for Tony, but I can't get to the page, so idk.
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:iconfoxy-chan1996:
You can't get to the page? Like, you can't find it or access it or what?
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:iconleah-sama:
Leah-Sama May 24, 2010   Digital Artist
It said they weren't taking anymore signatures for the petition, which made no sense to me but idk, so I can't add my name.
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:iconfoxy-chan1996:
Maybe they have enough? :shrug:

But, dang. I wanted to add my name. D:
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:iconleah-sama:
Leah-Sama May 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Yeah I wanted to add mine too. Well since Tony is still in the cage you think they would want as many signatures as they could possibly get. :/
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:iconshadowthorne:
I dont like this new shit either... Especially where they put ad bull shit right infront of the art! What??
i thought this was an art site, not an advertising site. might as well be a retail store site
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:iconleah-sama:
Leah-Sama May 19, 2010   Digital Artist
I know for the past few months I have felt like this site is becoming advertising central. It's getting really annoying. I have two of those Splice ads looking at me right now. I'm so sick of seeing this thing's creepy face looking at me!! Plus no matter how many times i see this ad i'm not going to watch that movie. It's not my kind of movie.
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