A national animal rights group has been rebuffed by a Baton Rouge district court judge, although the group might still get its day in court.
A national animal rights group seeking to overturn a state law passed during the spring legislative session that grandfathered Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin's "right" to keep a 550-pound tiger as a roadside attraction has been rebuffed by a Baton Rouge district court judge, although the group might still get its day in court.
As The Times-Picayune reports, Judge William Morvant dismissed the suit brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund because the same issue the ALDF argues in its suit - that the Legislature didn't have the constitutional authority to amend a 2006 state law banning the personal possession of exotic cats - is essentially the center of a lingering legal dispute in another judge's courtroom. That other case was brought by Sandlin, who challenged the constitutionality of the 2006 law.
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