In breaking news, more than 40 dead tiger cubs were found inside the scandal-ridden, and now-closed, Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi this morning. The temple is in the process of having their tigers removed amidst claims of mistreatment and illegal activity.
The rows of tiny bodies were lined up in pictures and look like they may have been killed recently.
A Khaosod English reporter on the scene saw animal entrails in containers, animal horns, a skull and an entire boar corpse.
The tiger temple is in the midst of having their 147 resident tigers removed after years of accusations of animal abuse, drugging, trafficking and more. The temple denies the claims. Since Monday, 40 tigers had already been moved to new homes at Ratchaburi’s wildlife breeding research station.
If the baby tigers are recent kills, it would reflect very poorly on the temple and seemingly support claims against the temple that they were involved in illegal practices with the tigers to make profits.
The temple management, Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno, has fought the Department of National Parks for years over the tigers. They began to relent this week when the department secured a court order.
They haven’t completely relented though. The temple gates were locked tight when they showed up to take the first three tigers on Monday, Khaosod English reported.