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Sunday, June 22, 2008

BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN THAILAND

The Tiger Temple or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Thailand and has been a sanctuary for many endangered animals including several tigers that walk around freely once a day and can be petted by tourists. The temple received several tiger cubs where the mothers had been killed by poachers. As of 2007, over 21 cubs have been born at the temple and the total number of tigers is about 12 adult tigers and 4 cubs.
The tigers are tamed by being fed with cooked meat to avoid giving them a taste for blood. The staff keep the tigers under control and the abbot will intervene if the tiger gets agitated. They are treated as family members in the temple and visitors are asked to give a donation if they want to take photos with the tigers.
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Anonymous said...

Tiger Temple- Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, Animal Cruelty and Tourist Safety Risks

National Geographic News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080620-tiger-temple.html

Tiger Temple- Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, Animal Cruelty and Tourist Safety Risks
http://www.careforthewild.com/news.asp?detail=true&I_ID=578§ion=Latest+News

Download report here:
http://www.careforthewild.com/projects.asp?detail=true&I_ID=580&mypage=Reports



Video footage on YouTube-

Tiger Temple/ Animal Cruelty -1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl54RliBgGc

Tiger Temple/ Animal Cruelty, Moving with Force- 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41izUzo25u4

Tiger Temple/ Aggressive Tigers - 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpLFmE9LReA

Tiger Temple/ Injured Tiger- 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEZhHo-ESXE

Tiger Temple/ Restrained for Photo-taking- 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G0GhDwMrFw

Tiger Temple/ Visitor Safety Risks- 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCg0Lpwbt3w

Tiger Temple/ Enclosures- 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTxOzbL7uqs

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Netra P. Paudyal 'Krishna' said...

Hi Deepa,
Thanks for the nice blog and nice photos. it seems 'e log, sher se nahi, billi se khel rahe hai'. I really liked the pics you posted here. Could you tell whether these pics are real pics?

Your blogging effort is really appreciative.

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