AT LONG LAST THE TIGER TEMPLE IS BEING SHUT DOWN.
Wildlife officials in Thailand recently began removing tigers from Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Buddhist temple that for years has faced allegations of animal abuse and illegal trafficking. Today, they discovered the remains of at least 40 tiger cubs inside a freezer. The temple, known colloquially as the Tiger Temple, is a popular tourist spot in Kanchanaburi province where visitors are allowed to play with tigers and bottle-feed cubs. Thai authorities plan to transport more than 130 tigers to sanctuaries elsewhere in the country.
Thailand has an estimated 1,200-1,300 captive tigers.