There's an article today in Dagbladet online about the so-called Temple of the Tigers in Thailand. Basically about what a great travel destination it is. Yuck. People are so stupid. They saw this cute little old abbot guy on Animal Planet so whatever they read in the flyers they give out at that place must be true. Sheesh ... do some research!
Those tiger temple monks claim to be doing what they're doing with those animals (which are probably drugged to be so quiet around the tourists) because they love nature and animals are their spiritual brothers and shit like that. Yeah, the fact that they earn like $7000 a day on photo ops alone has nothing to do with it. And if those tigers are so calm and tame and friendly, why do they need to be chained up like that?
They claim to be involved in conservation work. That's an obvious glaring lie. Their supposed aim is to reintroduce tigers back into the wild, which NO ONE has succeeded in doing EVER. And these people, these impoverished [??] monks, they're supposed to be the first ones ever to manage that? That's just not going to happen, and if they knew anything at all they would know that. They breed the animals at their facility - and subspecies be damned! - and where all that money goes is anyone's guess as far as I can tell. Does it go towards protecting tigers in the wild which is the only place they should be protected at this point?? Who knows.
I could go on, but I won't.
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5 days ago