Tiger Temple, founded in 1994, is located in Kanchanaburi Province in western Thailand. According to environmental organizations, and the tourists themselves, Tiger Temple is very far from the ideal contents of large striped cat. However, we’ll see.
Tiger Temple in Thailand Monastery:
For the Tigers take care of the monks, foreign volunteers and local staff. It is said in the Tiger Temple can be arranged to work as a volunteer. In order to work with the Tigers, you need a perfect command of English spoken and written English, a complete examination and provide proof that you have no chronic diseases. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
As in prison. The area where the tigers are able to walk, is a small space with a rather dirty pools and high fences with barbed wire. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
plit fence. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
Most of the time the big striped cat is carried out in cells. And it’s sad: in the nature of a male tiger walking on the territory of 100 sq.km. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
It Indochinese tigers are smaller than the Bengal and especially the Amur subspecies. The male Indochinese tiger reaches a length of 2.55-2.85 m, has a weight of 150 to 195 kg (though there are larger specimens, weighing more than 250 kg).
Monk, tiger and tourists, Thailand, 16 March 2016. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
Tourists and Tiger in Tiger Temple, Thailand, 16 March 2016. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
Label: “Teeth plastic, sale of tiger parts is illegal. Price – 100 baht. ” By the way, the tiger fangs length is 8 cm (Photo by Amanda Mustard).:
In the morning program Tiger Temple give visitors a few bags of food you want to give this most monks. It is a ritual and all must be met. Here’s how: 2 is formed ranks, one is made up of visitors and is at the tables with different bags of food, and the second rank – monks. They pass you take something and from something discarded. Here’s a morning ritual of going to the Tiger temple every morning. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
10. Every day the tigers on a leash output in the next canyon. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
11. For visitors Tiger Temple in Thailand there are several programs with different cost, which include feeding and tiskane young cubs, bathing and feeding tigers teenagers playing at a pond with older cats. Thailand, 16 March 2016. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
12. Conclusion. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
13. Tigers are fed cooked chicken and dry cat food. According to the official site of the monastery, dry cat food is given to tigers to get essential nutrients, such as such as taurine, which is lost in boiled chicken.
Cats on a chain. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
14. Tourists in front of the Temple of the Tigers sign a paper that will not have claims if they bite the Tigers. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
15. Entrance to the Tiger Temple, Thailand, 16 March 2016. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
16. According to environmental activists, the church simply uses the rare cats to raise awareness and donations. For example, selfie with cub will cost you $ 180. This is even more than the average wage in the province. At the same time, there is no evidence whether the funds collected go to the upkeep and maintenance of the monastery of tigers. Not only that – the animals did not furnished and cases of disappearances were reported, allegedly for the purpose of sale. In general, animal rights activists have long struggle with the church and call to boycott the visit to the monastery, tell your friends about the ins and outs and leave bad comments in Tripedvayzere.
17. 1 st April 2015 the situation seems to be beginning to change. Employees of the Department of National Parks of Thailand, military and police tried to enter the territory of the park, to see the animals and set them on the chips. The monks have locked all the gates and refused to let anyone inside. The next day, the same as the procession arrived at the church with a court order. As a result of all these worries and squabbles, it was decided to confiscate the Tigers until the end of April.
18. It is in March 2016. The situation has not changed much for the better. With the Tigers still treated improperly using them, in fact, like circus animals for the sake of tourists. And it is building a new temple Tiger close on March 16, 2016. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):
19. And remember: if you visit these places, you maintain such an attitude to the animals, in this case, to the biggest cats in nature – tigers. (Photo by Amanda Mustard):