Tag: Tigers

Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Legal Battle to Free Tony the Tiger Moves Forward

March 28, 2017
Petition Filed to Intervene in Tony the Truck Stop Tiger Lawsuit

Live Animal Mascots: A Tradition of Exploitation, Not Conservation

January 13, 2017
All tigers are classified as endangered species. They need meaningful conservation, not exploitation for entertainment.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Anti-SLAPP Motion Against Landry’s Defamation Suit

January 8, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a motion asking a Harris County judge to dismiss a baseless lawsuit filed by Landry’s Inc. and the Downtown Aquarium Inc. that claims the animal protection organization defamed Landry’s restaurant simply by publicly commenting on the long-controversial mistreatment of four white tigers.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Calls on OSHA and USDA to Impose Maximum Penalties in Palm Beach Zookeeper’s Death

April 15, 2016
Death could have been prevented with appropriate safety measures.

Animal Protection Groups Urge Dirk Arthur to Retire Big Cats From Las Vegas Magic Show

March 29, 2016
The Animal Legal Defense Fund and Keepers of the Wild Sanctuary offer assistance in rehoming big cats.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Animaland Zoological Park Over Endangered Species Act Violations

March 9, 2016
Lawsuit also charges neglect under state regulations.

ALDF Scores First Victory in an Endangered Species Act Lawsuit on Behalf of Endangered Animals in Captivity

February 11, 2016
Sets precedent for captive endangered animals around the country.

Legally Brief: Exotic Animals and the Law

December 14, 2015
States that do not set even minimal safety and animal welfare requirements for private ownership of captive wild animals are playing a dangerous game that too often results in tragedy both for the animals and for people.

Animal Protection Groups and Sanctuaries Challenge Zoning Permit for Pahrump Tiger Exhibitor

November 23, 2015
Illegal exhibition of tigers at Big Cat Encounters makes permit issuance legally improper.

ALDF Praises County Commission Unanimous Approval of Exotic Animal Ordinance

November 18, 2015
Ordinance balances needs of responsible exotics owners and public safety.

Cricket Hollow Zoo License Suspended

July 2, 2015
ALDF has learned that the United States Department of Agriculture has suspended the Cricket Hollow Zoo’s license to operate.

Students Speak Up for Tony the Tiger

May 8, 2015
Animal lawyers aren’t the only ones roaring about cruelty to captive animals like Tony the tiger. Kids care too.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Lawsuit against Louisiana for Violating State Constitution with New Tony the Truck Stop Tiger Law

June 25, 2014
Governor Jindal’s signature on SB 250 draws national controversy and courtroom showdown.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Iowa Zoo over Endangered Species Act Violations

June 11, 2014
Manchester’s cricket hollow zoo faces lawsuit over cruel, illegal conditions.

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