TIGERS SEIZED FROM THAILAND TEMPLE OVER WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING CLAIM

WILDLIFE ACTIVISTS HAVE ACCUSED THE TEMPLE'S MONKS OF ILLEGALLY BREEDING TIGERS, WHILE SOME VISITORS HAVE SAID THE ANIMALS CAN APPEAR DRUGGED.

TIGERS SEIZED FROM THAILAND TEMPLE OVER WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING CLAIM

Wildlife activists have accused the temple's monks of illegally breeding tigers, while some visitors have said the animals can appear drugged.
The government introduced animal welfare laws in 2015 aimed at curbing animal abuse, but activists accuse authorities of not enforcing the legislation properly.
Exotic birds, mammals and reptiles, some of them endangered species, can often be found on sale in markets.

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have raided a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, taking away three of the animals and vowing to confiscate scores more in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking. The...

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