'Tony the Tiger' truckstop case headed to state supreme court
POSTED: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 6:34pm
GROSSE TETE, LA (NBC33) — A Grosse Tete gas station that has a Tony, a live tiger, as an attraction is headed to the state supreme court.
According to reports, a state district court and an appeals court said mistakes were made in the case.
Back in April, a three-judge panel said the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries can't give Tony's owner, Michael Sandlin, another permit for the tiger.
But in a report, Sandlin's lawyer said having the tiger is legal, and there's a lot at stake, including his business, if Tony is taken away.
No word on when the case will be heard.