Man Fights to keep his Tiger at Baton Rouge Truck Stop

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By Christian Wick

If you’ve ever glanced at this website or just used the internet in general, you know Alabama fans have set the bar high on absurdity, but allow me to throw LSU’s hat into the ring.

Michael Sandlin, owner of Tiger Truck Stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is currently fighting to keep his TIGER at his truck stop. Read that sentence again. Now, being from New Orleans, I’m astonished I’ve never heard of this place.

They’ve had Tigers there for over 20 years! The current tiger, Tony (seriously-you can’t make this stuff up), has been there since he was a cub. Animal rights activists have been trying to get Tony out of the truck stop for years but have been unsuccessful. 

Check this article for the latest on the Tony the Tiger case.

Where do you begin with questions for Sandlin?

What on earth do you feed the tiger? How is he safe at a Truck Stop? Where do you keep him?  Who cleans up after him? Does he like to eat gator?

Sadly, the latter question I can’t find the answer to, but the Truck Stop has countered the arguments against keeping Tony:

I have to admit, it’s compelling. I may have to side with this LSU fan, and that would be a first for me. 

Check out the site, plus photos and other videos of the tiger at the Truck Stop.

Your move Bama truck stop owners. Anyone willing to pony up for Dumbo?


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