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  • Revoke Permit for Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

    On April 11, 2011, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and its secretary Robert Barham, arguing that he violated state law in granting a permit…

  • Upholding Lousiana’s Big Cat Ban

    As part of our years long battle to free Tony the Tiger, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the State of Louisiana for passing a law that exempted Michael Sandlin and Tiger Truck Stop, Inc. (the…

  • Candy the Chimp Caged at Dixie Landin’

    When the Animal Legal Defense Fund brought suit in 2015, Candy was a 50-year-old chimpanzee. She’d been held captive for decades, alone in a barren cage at Dixie Landin’, an amusement park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.…

  • Challenging the Army’s Eviction of Horses at Fort Polk

    In 2016, Pegasus Equine Guardian Association, led by attorneys with the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, sued the Army over plans to evict roughly 700 wild horses from a western Louisiana Army base and national forest areas…