loves and cares for his big cat, and has provided for all of his needs - hand
raising all of the ones he has had at the TTS from cubs.
More live tigers have been
born at the TTS than almost anywhere in the US, including most Zoos.
The so-called violations at the Truck Stop occurred over
the last twenty years, and were for normal maintenance, among other minor
things. Every time a problem was called to the attention of Michael, it was
fixed to the complete satisfaction of the attending authority. Michael's tiger
care is not now in any violation, neither technical or in the spirit of the
It would be funny if it were not
so sad, that according to WRRFL.COM, the so-called rescuers had many of the
exact same violations over the years.
Tony has not been declawed and will have to
be kept segregated from the other tigers in other sanctuaries who have had
their claws taken away.
There will be
no "roaming free" at the so called "wildlife preserves", just more cages.
It sounds so wonderful,
but when you look closely, you see a group of people with many cats, no matter
who takes him, that they cannot possibly give Tony the care and attention he
receives at home.
Does it make sense to say
Tony will be better taken care of elsewhere when he will have to compete with
as many as 150 other big cats for food, attention and medical treatment in
another facility somewhere?
is now, Tony has the exclusive attention of Michael, his partner, and the
licensed caretakers for Tony. He is seen by the same veterinarian that cares
for the tigers at the Zoo of Acadiana, and has a 24 hour-on call veterinarian
in case of emergencies. He simply is given the best care and attention
possible. Below is another view of Tony's quarters, and the safety fence
surrounding the complex.
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Unlike LSU's tiger exhibit, no tiger in Tiger Truck Stop's
history has escaped from this facility.
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WHAT TONY FACES IF MOVED
Being taken from the only people you ever knew?
Being forced to share accommodations with 150 others in small
Competing for food and medicine along with everyone else?
Being put on display in front of paying mechanized "tours"? *
Never receiving love and affection from the people who raised you ever
Having your body mutilated by claw removal and worse, possibly by
Depending on "fund-raisers" and "good samaritans" to pay for your
Being forced to live only on dirty mud with undrinkable pond water constantly
being forced through your pen?
Never having your own brick home again to protect you during
Suffering in heat with no shade or rain to cool you?
Being stolen by corporate thieves too cheap to buy their own
Away from his home, Tony faces certain death from loneliness
and neglect, not to mention a broken heart. Tigers living "in the wild"
as many of these rescuers proclaim he will be, live half as long
as tigers in solitary captivity.
These are all practices that have been
documented at big sanctuaries, though not every one will do all of them. Why
subject Tony to the possibility of any of them?
It is shameful the way some people are
distorting the truth about Tony and his care. Cats are solitary animals,
and caging him with as many as other animals at a so called "rescue" place will
be worse than any fate you could imagine. Please help us stop them, and keep
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TO SAVE TONY FROM THESE CORPORATE EXPLOITERS!!!
hates flash cameras and after the "activists intentionally abused him by
flashing repeatedly in his face, he now becomes agitated even at the sight of
them. Can you imagine the effect on him of hundreds of people a day taking
flash photos of him?)