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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163 comments

Lori E.
Lori E1 years ago

6 years later they are finally being shut down. Appalling conditions. There's proof they were selling the babies on the black market.

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Sue H.
Sue H5 years ago

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

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LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Thank you.

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LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Thank you.

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago

Such beautiful animals. Thanks for posting.

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Max Leung
Max Leung5 years ago

thanks

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Frans Badenhorst
Frans Badenhorst5 years ago

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

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a             y m.
g d c5 years ago

no video???

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Glenn Byrnes
Glenn Byrnes5 years ago

Noted.

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Lydia Price

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

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