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31. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

"tigers and ost big cats spend 23hours of the day sleeping/resting and only an hour hunting, so them laying these is not to be taken suspiciously in my opinion."

I'm sorry but I simply can't take this kind of summary of Tigers' behaviour seriously - do you reallythink that is all tigers do? - do you really think that hunting is the only form of aggressive behaviour displayed by Tigers??/

come on!

the amount of utter tripe talked about this place by people who know diddly-squat is perposterous.

the place is a scam, the sfaety measures are a joke - and whether or not they are drugged is a red- herring the place should not be supported by anyone who has a brain.

32. Posted by graby (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

hey,
I acutally went to the tiger temple a couple of years ago as well.... our first impression was that the tigers were drugged!
but I then saw a documentary on tv about the sanctuary that said that the monks live in peace with the tigers and that they are not drugged because the monks believe that they are not dangerous

33. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Quoting grain

hey,
I acutally went to the tiger temple a couple of years ago as well.... our first impression was that the tigers were drugged!
but I then saw a documentary on tv about the sanctuary that said that the monks live in peace with the tigers and that they are not drugged because the monks believe that they are not dangerous

Always believe what you see yourself!

34. Posted by si403 (Full Member 130 posts) 7y

Quoting wildfk

"tigers and ost big cats spend 23hours of the day sleeping/resting and only an hour hunting, so them laying these is not to be taken suspiciously in my opinion."

I'm sorry but I simply can't take this kind of summary of Tigers' behaviour seriously - do you reallythink that is all tigers do? - do you really think that hunting is the only form of aggressive behaviour displayed by Tigers??/

come on!

the amount of utter tripe talked about this place by people who know diddly-squat is perposterous.

the place is a scam, the sfaety measures are a joke - and whether or not they are drugged is a red- herring the place should not be supported by anyone who has a brain.

Tigers sleep 18 – 20 hours per day. In the wild, sleeping a lot is normal and appropriate when not on the "hunt", but it can vary with the season and environmental effects. http://www.oregonzoo.org/Gallery/tigerphotos.htm

Ok i got it a bit wrong. But im sure i saw it on Planet Earth that they spend the vast majority laying around, this website backs that claim up, so it is not utter tripe, it is you who doesnt know what you are talking about.

35. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

Sorry to disagree but I see no evidence at all that you have any knowledge of tiger behaviour.....I' afraid that Googling one or two web sites is NOT research.

Now I don't want to get off topic here...but let me just point out that if you disturb a tiger "lazing about" in the wild it will do one several things.
It may attack you, run away, or decide that this is better than hunting.....

Tigers don't have a set timetable. In captivity they are notoriously unpredictable - this is experience gained from hundreds of years trying to keep them captive.

Tigers are essentially solitary animals, only meeting up for mating, they are NOT like lions that live in prides and are used to having other lions about.

Aggressive behaviour is not the result of the animals desire to hunt - it can be brought on in a apparently docile animal for any number of reasons e.g. - feeling threatened - this may be part of sexual behaviour, it may feel that it has had its space intruded upon or that its territory is at risk. It may just need to re-assert who's boss – you might even get between it and another animal it is suspicious of.

Captive creatures also display a lot of "abnormal" behaviour patterns - pacing, head waving etc, other aspects of this can be unpredicted aggression - an animal that has accepted physical contact with humans for years may suddenly be triggered by the smallest stimuli........

None of this in reliant on the tiger having "a break" from hunting however long you might think...and further more has nothing to do with inactivity or hunting.

I’ve said it before, but in my opinion coming across the fresh footprint or recent spoor of a tiger in the wild is worth than any number of tigers in captivity.

It tells me the nature is working as it’s meant to.

36. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

The start of this post is a long way off - so it is well worth bearing in mind that the originator is most likely SPAM - someone promoting the interests of the Temple-

The temple is well aware of the criticism it receives on the internet and spends a lot of time posting "fake" appraisals of the place - they used to be easy to spot because the English was so bad - even the OP here is suspect.

But you have to ask yourself - what kind of an establishment resorts to this kind of skulduggery rather than openly defend itself?

37. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

PS - one westerner who wrote a blog criticising the Temple allegedly got a (life?) threatening email from supporters of the Temple, inferring his next visit to Thailand would be his last.

38. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

Please note si403 has sent me a PM - agreeing that he was wrong - Thank you for your message.

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