19th Judicial District Courthouse, 300 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Sandlin and the Tiger Truck Stop are suing the state, arguing that Louisiana’s ban on private ownership of big cats like Tony is unconstitutional—flying in the face of the current national sentiment that dangerous exotic animals should be more strictly regulated. Ohio is currently considering a bill that would ban new ownership of captive wild animals, following the massacre of 48 animals including lions, tigers, and bears, who were released by their Zanesville owner last October. Additionally, in February, a bipartisan bill—the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act”—was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit the breeding and private possession of captive big cats. ALDF’s petition in intervention supports Louisiana’s power to safeguard public safety and animal welfare through such legislative measures.Mr. Sandlins new Attorney is: Jennifer Treadway Morris.
QUOTED BY MICHAEL SANDLIN….ON JANUARY 25, 2012
“However, the appeal will go on and Wildlife & Fisheries has promised to take no actions against me. This includes any criminal charges or seizing Tony. The NEW DESCRIMINATON LAWSUIT is underway. Judge Janice Clark has requested a $100,000.00 bond in connection with our request for a restraining order against the State. I am busy trying to find an insurance company to write it. Jennifer Treadway Morris (attorney) is trying to get the judge to lower the bond amount because it is unreasonable.
AS OF MARCH 24, 2012 MR SANDLIN STATED THIS…UPDATE ON COURT CASE. Tiger Truck Stop, Inc. Michael Sandlin VS State of Louisiana Attorney General, LDWF, and Iberville Parish. Judge lowered bond from $100,000.00 to $10,000.00 Cost me $200.00 instead of $2,000.00 The restraining order against the State and Parish is in place. Lawsuit has been served and we will file for a Sumary Judgement asking the court to declare the New Exotic Animal Ban Unconstitutional
*LETS ALL KEEP OUR HOPE ALIVE FOR A WIN FOR TONY * WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON ANY COURT NEWS AND UPDATES AS WE GET THEM.
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