Wildlife Officials: Famed Thai Temple Doesn't Abuse Tigers

February 12, 2015 11:43 AM

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Thai wildlife protection officers say they found no mistreatment of more than 100 tigers housed at a Buddhist temple that is a popular tourist attraction, though charges have been pressed for keeping rare birds there.

About 50 officials from the wildlife department and local religious affairs office, along with soldiers, made a three-hour inspection on Thursday of the Luangtamahabua Buddhist temple compound in the western province of Kanchanaburi.

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