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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:25 AM

Tiger Temple: Forty dead tiger cubs found at Thai temple

Source: BBC

Forty tiger cub bodies have been found in a freezer at a Thai Buddhist temple accused of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

Police and wildlife officials started an operation on Monday to remove all the living tigers at the Tiger Temple.

Pictures from journalists at the scene posted to social media showed the 40 cubs lined up on the floor.

The site in Kanchanaburi is a popular tourist attraction but has been closed to the public since the raid.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36424091

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Reply Tiger Temple: Forty dead tiger cubs found at Thai temple (Original post)
Bad Dog Jun 2016 OP
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2016 #1
MFM008 Jun 2016 #2
Bad Dog Jun 2016 #3
They_Live Jun 2016 #12
romanic Jun 2016 #4
rpannier Jun 2016 #5
secondwind Jun 2016 #6
Orrex Jun 2016 #7
LanternWaste Jun 2016 #14
Orrex Jun 2016 #15
LiberalElite Jun 2016 #19
Orrex Jun 2016 #20
Nay Jun 2016 #8
Bad Dog Jun 2016 #9
Bayard Jun 2016 #10
Hestia Jun 2016 #11
Bad Dog Jun 2016 #13
Hestia Jun 2016 #23
Bad Dog Jun 2016 #24
cagefreesoylentgreen Jun 2016 #16
Bad Dog Jun 2016 #17
Judi Lynn Jun 2016 #18
Calista241 Jun 2016 #21
Bad Dog Jun 2016 #22

Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:28 AM

1. How horrible!

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:32 AM

2. WTF

Probably planning to sell their little bodies for some abomination.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:36 AM

3. Chinese medicine is full of cures using animal parts.

I'm sure some bloody idiot somewhere thinks munching part of a tiger will fix something or other.

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Response to Bad Dog (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:12 AM

12. Charlie Sheen

was unavailable for comment.

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:20 AM

4. People suck.

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:30 AM

5. I went there 10 years ago

I am really surprised

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:46 AM

6. oh my god, what cruelty.

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:58 AM

7. They have an unusual take on mindfulness

Interesting to see that no religion is devoid of cruel assholes.

k/r

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:56 PM

14. One might go so far as to believe that no relevant demographic at all is devoid of cruel assholes.

 

One might go so far as to believe it intereseting that no relevant demographic at all is devoid of cruel assholes.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:06 PM

15. True, but some believers claim to have the inside track on a higher morality.

True, but some believers claim to have the inside track on a higher morality.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 08:30 PM

19. So do some atheists from what I

see on DU - (paraphrasing) If only there were no religion everything would be wonderful. After all, we're wonderful because we're atheists. Bull. People are people and people fuck up.

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 08:51 PM

20. Perhaps, but if people are going to fuck up...

then I would prefer that they not blame it on some bronze age stories about a mythological figure, for instance.

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:13 AM

8. Well, they're pretty bad Buddhists, that's for sure. Horrible. nt

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Response to Nay (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:27 AM

9. I think Buddhism has done a very good job of looking like it can do no wrong.

When my son was in China he was constantly hassled by Buddhist monks expecting to be paid for prayers/blessings whether you wanted them or not. Buddhist priests played a leading role in the persecution of the Rohingya people in Burma.

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:18 AM

10. Frozen to death

I'm sure they were not put down humanely before freezing, but just thrown in the freezer to die slowly. You have to wonder if these people don't know any better--following tradition--or they really don't care how much misery they inflict on other creatures. Yeah, I hate humans sometimes.

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:58 AM

11. Did y'all read the article? After being accused of wildlife-trafficking, the staff quit cremating

the cubs who died shortly after birth and started freezing them to prove to the authorities that they were not, in fact, trafficking the cubs. In nature, in multiple birth tiger cub births, one usually doesn't make it, due to various reasons.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:02 PM

13. I did.

You're posting claims made by the monks as if they're proof the monks weren't trafficking.

The article also states.

Body parts from other animals were also found in a freezer, Tom Taylor, from Wildlife Friends Foundation, told the BBC.

A reporter from the Khaosod news website said he had seen animal intestines in containers, a dead boar and other animal parts.


Which points to trafficking. And this.

Police Colonel Bandith Meungsukhum told AFP news agency that wildlife officials would file new criminal charges after the discovery, and added that the cubs were just one or two days old when they died.


They wouldn't be filing criminal charges if they had bought the monk's story.

I read all the article, not just the bits sympathetic to monks.

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Response to Bad Dog (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 02:57 PM

23. I still think (!) that the monks are innocent and the "authorities" didn't like the

temple and the tigers and looked for any excuse to shut them down. It was a vet who saved the bodies/parts not the monks.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #23)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 04:15 PM

24. You can think what you want.

I'll wait to see what the courts say.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:07 PM

16. It's still trafficking

Harvesting parts from endangered animals that have died of natural causes is still trafficking, no?

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 03:36 AM

17. The latest.

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have said they will press charges against a Buddhist temple where the bodies of 40 dead tiger cubs were found.

The discovery came during a week-long effort to relocate 137 tigers from the tourist site in Kanchanaburi province.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36431861

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 08:28 PM

18. Thursday: Thai monk caught fleeing temple with tiger skins

Thai monk caught fleeing temple with tiger skins

Authorities intercept man trying to leave a day after dozens of dead tiger cubs found in Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple freezer

Oliver Holmes and agencies in Bangkok
Thursday 2 June 2016 05.33 EDT

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have found adult tiger skins and fangs during a raid on the “tiger temple” tourist attraction, and intercepted a monk who was trying to leave in a car that was carrying skins.

Separately, officials said they would press charges against the Buddhist temple after 40 tiger cubs were found in a freezer on Wednesday.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) moved in this week to relocate 137 tigers to government-run sanctuaries after repeated allegations of animal trafficking. The temple claims the tigers will be worse off.

“Today we found tigers skins and amulets in a car which was trying to leave a temple,” said Adisorn Noochdumrong, the deputy director of the DNP. He said a search of several monks’ quarters yielded further body parts, bringing Thursday’s haul to two full-body tiger skins, about 10 fangs and dozens of pieces of tiger fur.

More:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/02/thai-monk-caught-temple-tiger-skins-fangs

I hope this new development will lead to putting these idiot, heartless ghouls out of business. Thank you, Bad Dog, for your original news on this.


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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 06:54 AM

21. Fucking dicks.

Tigers and big cats are so majestic. It's sad to see them treated this way.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 07:12 AM

22. At least the Thai authorities are taking action.

Not so long ago they wouldn't have bothered.

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