Permit revoked for truck stop tiger

| 11/3/2011

In Louisiana, a district court judge ruled on Wednesday, Nov. 2, that the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries must revoke a truck stop owner’s permit to keep a 550-pound tiger caged on his property.

The Associated Press reported that a lawsuit filed against the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete sought the revocation. It was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which argued that the tiger poses a potential danger to the public.

Owner Michael Sandlin noted that the tiger is inside a 10-foot high fence with razor wire on top.