Appellate court to hear arguments on whether live tiger may be kept at truck stop

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Posted on February 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 17 at 7:22 PM

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- This week the State of Louisiana Court of Appeal will hear arguments in the case of the Tiger Truck Stop in Baton Rouge.

Owner Michael Sandlin is fighting to keep a live Bengal tiger named Tony in a cage at the truck stop.

The animal legal defense fund won a ruling against the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for unlawfully issuing Sandlin a permit to keep the tiger.

In 2011, Judge Michael Caldwell ordered wildlife and fisheries to revoke the permit.

The court will take up Sandlin's appeal on Tuesday.

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