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'Tiger Temple' Is Not Abusing The Animals, Thai Wildlife Officials Say

Offbeat  (tags: tigers, temple, wildlife, Thailand )

- 1589 days ago -
An investigation into Thailand's famous "Tiger Temple" found no evidence of abuse of the more than 100 tigers that live there, wildlife officials said Thursday, according to the Associated Press.


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Ted W (127)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 10:19 am
Noted, forwarded,shared! Thanks for sharing,Cher! :)

Animae C (509)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 10:30 am
T.Y. Cher

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 10:32 am
There was a petition regarding this. I signed it.
Thank you Cher.

pam w (139)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 10:39 am
Considering how small tiger populations are, those animals should have DNA testing and be part of a well-managed breeding program. Instead, they're being used to make money for monks.

Howard Crosse (21)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 10:42 am
I have visited the Tiger Temple, I have also spent time with the Buddhist Monks both there are in other parts of Thailand. The tigers that I saw certainly didn't seem to be abused. I have read stories that they have had their claws removed, I saw their claws, other stories say that they have had their teeth removed, the one that I saw yawn, had its' teeth, I was sitting a metre from its' mouth, I was in no doubt! No animal should ever live in captivity but there are an awful lot of animals living in zoos in other countries that fair far worse than these tigers. The Buddist belief is to cause no harm, this extends to tigers.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 10:53 am
They should not live in captivity!

. (0)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 10:54 am
Thanks for the article-and to Howard.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 10:57 am
Good news in an abstract way I suppose, but I have to agree with pam w. Exploiting an endangered species is exploitation no matter how kind the masters.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 2:09 pm
Noted, thanks.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 2:11 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Cher.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 3:40 pm
I hope this is the truth and not another lie by officials. If they are abusing these tigers, then their God will deal with them.

Mandi T (367)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 4:31 pm
Thanks Cher

laura Frey (10)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 5:17 pm
Thanks f or sharing

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 6:21 pm
Thanks for posting!

Walter F (128)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 6:49 pm
Cher thanks for the information and Howard thanks for the confirmation.

S J (124)
Sunday February 15, 2015, 8:22 pm
keep monitoring, it's much better if they are in the nature, thanks

Lynn C (365)
Monday February 16, 2015, 1:48 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher

Ana Lopes (92)
Monday February 16, 2015, 3:56 am

Angelika Kempter (96)
Monday February 16, 2015, 4:40 am
Thank you Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday February 16, 2015, 7:19 am
They belong in sanctuaries.

Angie P (139)
Monday February 16, 2015, 9:51 am
Thanks for the article.

pam w (139)
Monday February 16, 2015, 1:46 pm
Like most cats, tigers are NOT social animals and have no business being in restrained contact with other cats and with people. Obviously, it's expensive to feed them, but they're NOT being shown for their own welfare. They're a profit-making scheme.

Sarah Dyson (139)
Monday February 16, 2015, 2:44 pm
Noted. Even tough they are not being abused. I still think they should be in a sanctuary somewhere they can be studied.


Howard Crosse (21)
Tuesday February 17, 2015, 12:57 pm
Pam's suggestion that The Tiger Temple is run for profit, which she has made twice, is pretty shocking, I wonder what evidence she has to support her remarks.

The sanctuary might not be ideal but these animals have been raised by hand since they were cubs, their parents being taken by poachers, they cannot be returned to the wild, if they didn't fall prey to poachers then they would quite possibly starve to death.

If poaching could be stopped then this wouldn't be an issue, we should be careful not to castigate those who are doing all they can to help but instead direct our fire at those who are paying huge amounts of money for tiger bones which is funding the trade.

Howard Crosse (21)
Tuesday February 17, 2015, 1:04 pm
Having posted this I have just seen Cher's post regarding the awful way that tigers and other animals are being treated Surabaya Zoo. The way these animals are being kept is shocking and in stark contrast to those found at The Tiger Temple.

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Glennis W (393)
Saturday May 2, 2015, 7:15 pm
Noted and shared, leave the tigers as the are, work on making the zoo better and all will be happy, thank you for sharing Cher.

Glennis W (393)
Saturday May 2, 2015, 7:18 pm
Noted and shared, have never seen or heard of the temple tigers being ill treated, have seen lots of documentaries on them, work on getting better treatment for the animals in the Zoo
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