Tony the Tiger

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    Animal rights activists and truck stop owner Michael Sandlin are battling over Sandlin's right to keep a pet tiger at his station in Grosse Tete, La.

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    Tony the Tiger, a truck stop attraction in Grosse Tete, La., is at the center of a stuggle between animal rights activists and the station's owner, Michael Sandlin.

    Sky Williamson
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    Tony the Tiger, a truck stop attraction in Grosse Tete, La., is at the center of a stuggle between animal rights activists and the station's owner, Michael Sandlin.

    Sky Williamson
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    Tony the Tiger, a truck stop attraction in Grosse Tete, La., is at the center of a stuggle between animal rights activists and the station's owner, Michael Sandlin.

    Sky Williamson
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    An apparent pool of blood in the cage of Tony the Tiger, a truck stop attraction in Grosse Tete, La., who is at the center of a stuggle between animal rights activists and the station's owner, Michael Sandlin.

    Sky Williamson
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    Semi-trailers park at a truck stop in Grosse Tete, La., where animal rights activists are fighting to have a pet tiger removed and placed in a big cat conservatory.

    Sky Williamson
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    Truck stop owner Michael Sandlin has petitioned the local community in Grosse Tete, La., to help "save Tony" the pet tiger and has even built a Web site, SaveTony.com, to combat the FreeTony.com site started by Big Cat Rescue.

    Sky Williamson

 

 

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