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Buddhist Tigers (video)

Yes, you read that right. A Buddhist Temple in Thailand, called Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, rescued some baby tigers whose mother was killed by poachers. Since then, more tigers have been born and remain on the temple grounds. The monks say they believe the tigers are reincarnated Buddhist monks.

There’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding the tiger temple. Many visitors have been appalled by the conditions under which the tigers live and the way the monks are profiting from the tourists.

A website called Tiger Temple Truths has a thorough and highly critical report from one informed tourist. If you go to Trip Advisor you’ll see 1,800+ traveler comments with mixed reactions. About half seem to approve of what the monks are doing; the others have significant criticisms. Care2 Causes had a post on this several months ago. And here’s the link to a petition to shut the Tiger Temple down.

Watch the video and see what you think.

Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar

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6:03PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

First posted 8/31/10. ??? Sure hope that they have shut this down by now.

5:53PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Thank you.

5:53PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Thank you.

8:20AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Such beautiful animals. Thanks for posting.

7:36PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thanks

12:25AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

whenever I see a tiger, I wonder.... why are lions called the "kings"?????

9:14AM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

no video???

12:36PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Noted.

12:24PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

True Buddhists would not mistreat animals just as true Christians would not mistreat their fellow man.

6:30PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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