Forty tiger cub carcasses found at Thailand's Tiger Temple.
Thai officials have said that they will bring charges against the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple, also known as Tiger Temple, after they found the bodies of 40 dead cubs at the site.
At least 40 dead tiger cubs, a dead bear and various animal horns have been found by wildlife officials on the grounds of Thailand's Tiger Temple west of Bangkok, Thai officials say.
Tiger parts are used in traditional Chinese medicine. The 40 dead tiger cubs were found in a freezer in a kitchen area, said Adisorn Nuchdamrong, deputy director-general of the Department of National Parks. “Foreign volunteers at the temple today told us about it and showed us the freezer. Perhaps they felt what the temple is doing isn’t right,” Adisorn said.
Thai wildlife officials found the carcasses of 40 dead tiger cubs in a freezer at Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, a monastery commonly called the Tiger Temple that is one of Thailand’s most controversial tourist attractions. The authorities are investigating if these tigers are evidence of the temple’s involvement in illegal wildlife trading, the New York Times reports.
Bangkok: In a shocking discovery, Thai wildlife authorities found 40 Tiger cub carcasses in a freezer in Thailand’s famous Tiger Temple on Wednesday as they shifted the wild animals. The animals were removed live in response to international pressure over suspected trafficking and abuse. The Buddhist temple had become a tourist destination where visitors snapped selfies with bottles-fed cuds.
Trigger. Last Wednesday, authorities made a grisly discovery while shutting down Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, recovering 40 dead tiger cubs from an on-site freezer. The carcasses were found by Thai wildlife rangers who came to relocate the temple's adult tigers following a government order to close the once-popular tourist attraction, reports the New York Times.
A raid to remove live tigers from a controversial “Tiger Temple” in Thailand following allegations of animal cruelty has led wildlife officials to discover the remains of 40 dead tiger cubs. Although the monks adamantly deny any wrongdoing, officials and animal activists believe that the market for tiger bones and body parts, sold for medicinal purposes and religious charms, could be.