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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 06:54 PM
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Bob, have you seen the reports by reputable agencies investigating the tiger temple? I have to say that the reports I've read have convinced me.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 07:27 PM
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I'm not what I would refer to as an animal rights freak, but maybe you would refer to me as such, I don't know.

The Tiger Temple is an idea that I am very uncomfortable with, both for obvious safety reasons, and because being a tourist attraction can't possibly benefit the tigers. A rescue and refuge would be better, in my opinion, to solicit donations rather than exploit the animals they profess to save. This place just screams tourist trap, and the recent reports just serve to enforce what was my initial gut feeling about the place.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 07:28 PM
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i have seen some but mostly they come for animal groups and i feel that they are biased....

i also trust tong's judgement, and she is an animal activist....she says there are some things that are not just right but this is the case at most zoos and other captivity places....nothing is perfect....but the animals seem happy and that is good enough for me....she is there almost every day...
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Old Oct 5th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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I contacted Tong and was able to arrange 2 day long tours with a member of her team. We'll be doing a floating market and grand palace, wat po and royal temple tour one day and a tour of Ayutthaya the other day. I decided not to do the tiger tour because of the controversy and safety issues.
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Old Oct 5th, 2008, 01:22 PM
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Well I have been called an animal and a freak just never with the word rights in between

Something smells very funny with the Tiger Temple......looks like its all about the money to me.

Maybe we should have a lawyer look into it and totally ruin it

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Old Oct 27th, 2008, 10:03 PM
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