Dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thailand Tiger Temple

Tiger Temple HORROR: Rotting corpses of 40 cubs found in freezer in Thai tourist hotpot

You may have heard of the Tiger Temple in Thailand (in Kanchanaburi province west of Bangkok), run by Buddhist monks. It was a great tourist attraction for Westerners. Tourists could cuddle up to allegedly drugged tigers and take a selfie – pretty sick to be honest.

There were allegations that the monks were abusing the tigers. There was poor animal welfare and accusations of underhand behavior by the monks by which I mean being involved in the tiger body parts trade to China.

The authorities have been trying to close the so called tiger sanctuary for ages and they have finally succeeded in raiding the place and have taken away 61 tigers while 76 remain to be removed. An enormous number.

The shocking news is that they found the corpses of 40 tiger cubs in a freezer. Why? I’ll guess. They were kept for body parts for sale in China. The monks say they were advised to keep them by a vet. Sounds wrong to me.

Animal welfare organisations have been campaigning against the temple for a long time.

I thought buddhists were meant to be sensitive to animal welfare or am I being naive?

The photos are horrific. The temple denies any wrong doing. The reason why there were so many tiger cubs is because the monks bred tigers. Why? Well, I say again: to sell body parts. I don’t believe all the cubs died of natural causes. Thailand is like a tiger body parts wholesaler or shipping agent. Tigers are shipped from India and Bangladesh (where they are poached) through Burma to Thailand and then to China.

Jan Schmidt of Asia-Pacific Wildlife Adviser at World Animal Protection said:

“It’s clear that the welfare of the tigers is not a priority and their lives are full of abuse and commercial exploitation for the entertainment of tourists.”

Peta said the temple was “hell for animals”. And all along for years the tourists were oblivious to the tiger abuse perpetrated under their noses.

Shame on the monks.

Source: Dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thailand Tiger Temple | World | News | Daily Express

13 thoughts on “Dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thailand Tiger Temple”

  1. I actually visited that “sanctuary” 8 years ago – I was not impressed. The 3 cubs we saw had obviously had their collars on a long time. 2 of the 3 were awake and cranky, one especially so…. I would imagine with all the people pawing it and what? drugging? yeah, I sat next to the one “sleeping”, not knowing at the time that the poor thing was probably drugged. sick.
    I WAS NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE OBVIOUS ‘TOURIST’ ATTRACTION AND MISMANAGEMENT OF THE ANIMALS. Meanwhile, lots of other animals were freely roaming around, including a huge wild boar that could easily have killed anyone – the look in his eye made me really uneasy.

  2. When will someone point the big finger at China. If there were not market for all of these animal parts there would be no money made and the worlds poaching problem would be nearly as extinct as some of the animals used in potions.
    You have very poor people who find out they can make real money selling out the wildlife of their own countries for profit.
    Drugging tigers to get a selfie. Any western tourist who participated needs a spanking. In fact I’d go so far as to say any American returning to this country with a picture from that place should have it treated as contraband. I can literally see some nit wit animal activist visiting that place and having a save the tigers bumper sticker.
    This is off subject in a way but way too interesting to not leave a link. The gorillas are dismantling the snares left to catch them.

    • “If there were no market for all of these animal parts…”

      Exactly. The Chinese government should stop the trade but because the government is not in existence democratically they have to keep the citizens of China content to stop them protesting and causing civil unrest so they do nothing and the tiger pays the ultimate price. China is a poisonous country on so many levels.

    • The U.S. will never confront China because, to date, we owe them almost $15 trillion. Because of this, we will never stop trading with them even though they killed pets and babies with their tainted products a while back.
      The only dent that we Americans can make is to refuse to buy anything made in China. I do.

  3. No compassion at all.
    Kill the perpetrators. Kill them now!

    Seems that monks have no sense of right/wrong and will follow orders from whomever; certainly, not from their beloved godhead.

    Disgusted knowing that even monks are in the business of trade.

    Even madder that monks, as well as many church organizations (Catholic, Jehovahs, Latter Day Saints) are secretive organizations that feel they have a right to rule over every creature that walks the earth.

    They are not gods.


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