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Published February 19, 2013 by delia1979

Free Tony The Tiger

BATON ROUGE, La. — This week the State of Louisiana Court of Appeal will hear arguments in the case of the Tiger Truck Stop in Baton Rouge.

Owner Michael Sandlin is fighting to keep a live Bengal tiger named Tony in a cage at the truck stop.

The animal legal defense fund won a ruling against the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for unlawfully issuing Sandlin a permit to keep the tiger.

In 2011, Judge Michael Caldwell ordered wildlife and fisheries to revoke the permit.

The court will take up Sandlin’s appeal on Tuesday.

 http://www.wwltv.com/news/Appeal-court-to-hear-arguments-on-live-tiger-kept-at-Tiger-Truck-Stop-case-191613871.html

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Published February 15, 2013 by delia1979

Our Compass

1. Please click HERE to sign and send letter to help deer.
2. Please click HERE to sign and send letter to help foxes.

1. Background

The National Park Service (NPS) has alarmingly decided to massacre deer at Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. The animals will be gunned down, bow-hunted, or cruelly netted and then killed up close with a captive-bolt gun. Hunted animals often do not die outright but disappear only to die slowly from wounds, extreme stress, or injuries sustained during attacks by other animals. Those who are netted are subjected to a terrifying ordeal—they thrash frantically, often harming themselves, and are handled roughly before eventually being killed. The NPS claims that the deer at Rock Creek Park are overpopulated and that killing them will protect plant life—yet the agency’s own data show that deer numbers have gone virtually unchanged in the past 10 years!

Please politely

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Published February 14, 2013 by delia1979

Dogpaddling Through Life

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Will YOU be my Valentine?

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I want to remind you that the Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge IS still going strong. Please write your post on how decisions you make in your daily life impact animals.

 

And please vote for me today and every day in the World Spay Day Pet Pageant. I want to raise awareness about World Spay Day, which is February 26th, and about why spay/neuter of companion animals is so important!

And last, but not least, a big CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Isaiah’s Mom, the winner of the ASPCA prize pack! woo woo woo!

May your Valentine’s Day be filled with love!!!

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