A Siberial Bengal tiger named Tony, living for the past decade at a truck stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana as a tourist attraction, has gotten the attention of Kristin Bauer. Having the tiger there in solitary confinement is inhumane and also, it looks as if it’s illegal. This morning the ALDF filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
“One of the big problems for me with zoos, circuses, and Tony, is that there are five or ten minutes when they are viewed, and someone is entertained— but the tiger has to live there his whole life, 24/7, 365 days a year,” said Bauer. “It’s incredibly, incredibly unfair. So it’s great to be able to bring more attention to it. I think these things only go on so long because they’re out of view.”
While the tiger lives in isolation, he is also subjected to the smell of fuel, exhaust, and the noise of diesel engines 24-hours a day.
Bauer ended by saying, “My character, the vampire Pam on True Blood, fends for herself just fine in her unlikely Louisiana home. But for one wild animal in particular, Louisiana is the last place on earth he belongs.”
Well said Kristin, please go and check out more and sign the petition over at source and don't forget to follow Kristin on her facebook page.