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Tiger Temple Kanchanaburi, Thailand - animal trafficking

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1. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

THe National Geographic has just published an article alleging long term trafficking of tigers by the temple with up to 154 tigers unaccounted for.

The temple has long been mired in controversy and a recent attempt to remove a large number on the animals was thwarted by the abbot at the last minute.

Here is the article by Nat Geo

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/160121-tiger-temple-thailand-trafficking-laos0/

2. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

..and now the temple is going to sue National Geographic?

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1453724560&typecate=06&section=

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Jan-2016, at 18:25 by wildfk ]

3. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1453724560&typecate=06&section=

4. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

first 5 tigers have been removed from the temple

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/environment/844936/govt-begins-removing-tigers-from-scandal-tainted-temple