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Episode 46: Tiger (7.1.2016)

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 by in Uncategorized |

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There are more tigers in captivity in America than wild tigers in the entire world. The exact number of captive tigers in this country isn’t known, because many of them live in people’s backyards or unaccredited zoos, and the legality of their ownership varies widely by state and even by circumstance. We travelled to Louisiana to see a 550-pound Siberian-Bengal tiger who lives at a truck stop, and the man who’s fought very hard to persuade Louisiana lawmakers he’s not a criminal.

mike and tony

baby tony

tony's cage

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All photos from Michael Sandlin’s website

See more photos, and learn more about Michael Sandlin’s effort to keep Tony at the Tiger Truck Stop here. Learn more about the Animal Legal Defense Fund‘s campaign to rehome Tony here.

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Music in this episode: “Balti,” “The Summit,” “Sand Reverie,” and “Steadfast” by Blue Dot Sessions. ” “The Colors” by Podington Bear. “On the Streets,” by Daniel James Dolby

 

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