Photo: Black Market Tigers Linked to Thai Temple, Report Says



Tigers at a Buddhist monastery in western Thailand are positioned on rocks for tourists to take photographs on January 10, 2008.

The monks who run the popular attraction, called the Tiger Temple, claim they are conserving the big cats for eventual reintroduction into the wild.

But a new report says evidence of the temple's exchanges with a tiger farm and irresponsible cross-breeding of subspecies does nothing for tiger conservation.

Photograph by Christine Dell'Amore


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