New law says Tiger can stay at truck stop

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It's now written in state law. The live tiger that lives at a truck stop in Grosse Tete can stay there.

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill Friday that granted an exception for the tiger. Animal rights groups pressured the governor to veto it, citing cruelty to Tony.

The truck stop owner pleaded with Jindal to keep the tiger in the only home he's ever known.

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