Tony can stay at truck stop

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  • Advocate photo by LEE CELANO -- Tony the Tiger looks out of his cage at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete on June 20, 2014. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law Senate Bill 250, granting an exception for the tiger, but a former state lawmaker and two residents are suing the state, the truck stop and its owner, saying the law is unconstitutional.

  • Advocate photo by LEE CELANO - Visitors gather around Tony the Tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop June 20, 2014, in Grosse Tete. Gov. Bobby Jindal quietly signed into law Senate Bill 250, granting an exception for the tiger, who is kept in a caged facility at the truck stop.

  • Advocate photo by LEE CELANO - Tony the Tiger drinks water at the Tiger Truck Stop June 20, 2014, in Grosse Tete. Gov. Bobby Jindal quietly signed into law Senate Bill 250, granting an exception for the tiger, who is kept in a caged facility at the truck stop.

  • Advocate photo by LEE CELANO - Signs pleading to allow Tony the Tiger to stay at the Tiger Truck Stop are piled in front of the convenience store there June 20, 2014, in Grosse Tete. Gov. Bobby Jindal quietly signed into law Senate Bill 250, granting an exception for the tiger, who is kept in a caged facility at the truck stop.

  • Advocate photo by MARK BALLARD -- Michael Sandlin, left, testified in April for legislation that would exempt his tiger exhibit at the truck stop he owns at the Grosse Tete exit of Interstate 10. Gov. Bobby Jindal late Thursday night signed the legislation that would grant the exception. State Sen. Rick Ward III, R-Port Allen, sits to Sandlin's left.