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G-r-reat news for truck stop about Tony, a tiger: Special law may let it keep the big cat

Posted May 30, 2014 2:55 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Lawmakers may have the last word about Tony, a tiger who has resided for years at the Tiger Truck Stop near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

They passed a special bill Friday allowing the truck stop to keep the 550-pound cat, reversing court decisions to the contrary, the Associated Press reports. Now it is up to the state's governor to decide whether to sign the measure.

State law ordinarily restricts individuals from owning exotic animals, but the special bill exempts the truck stop's owner.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: "Tony, a tiger, lives at a Louisiana truck stop, spurring a gr-r-reat legal fight"

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