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The Tiger Temple in Kanchanburi - Cruelty to Animals in Thailand


The Tiger Temple has been exposed by both the Care for the Wild International organization and National Geographic. You can see some YouTube video proof of what's going on by scrolling down this page. To read what is being written by people who have volunteered there or who have witnessed abuse or who simply care about how these magestic animals are being treated, check out the Thai Visa Forum.

Note: Great news... just recently the Tiger Temple was finally shut down after years upon years of complaints and concerns. However, other similar tiger attractions have popped up across Thailand and they are just as unethical.

List of important links:

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

Ethical questions

"Black market tigers linked to Thai Temple, Reports says" National Geographic News, 20 June 2008.

"Thai tiger temple a con job, says wildlife group" The Straits Times, 21 June 2008:

There is a lot of information on this site. It also talks about the temple sueing a conservation group. When did Buddhist temples start sueing people?

"Danish tour operator boycotts well-known Thai tourist attraction" ScandAsia Denmark, 7 July 2008.

"Danes join boycott of tiger temple" The Nation, 11 July 2008.

"New report says Thai Temple misleads visitors, abuses tigers" Ethical Traveller, July 2008.

Tigers malnourished, illegal breeding, kept in sweltering temperatures 40 degrees or more “It’s a travesty” Thai Visa

Additionally, Animal Planet TV channel have now dropped their programme on the Temple.

The following is Video footage of Tiger Abuse: Warning, some can be very disturbing.