Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

The Advocate reports: A judge in Baton Rouge to rule on state’s big cat ban as Grosse Tete truck stop pushes for new tiger. The state judge said last Tuesday she’ll rule on the legality of Louisiana’s big cat ban after hearing arguments from attorneys for the state, an animal rights group and an Iberville … Continue reading Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

A tiger kept at a Louisiana truck stop has died at the age of 17

Tony, a Bengal-Siberian mix, was euthanized earlier this month due to old age and a lingering illness that was unresponsive to injected antibiotics, said Michael Sandlin, owner of Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, near Baton Rouge. Sandlin said antibiotics helped the tiger recover from kidney problems about six weeks ago, but they didn’t seem … Continue reading A tiger kept at a Louisiana truck stop has died at the age of 17