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The Story Before The Tiger Temple Got Into Turmoil

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A Buddhist Monk shares his food with a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Thailand. Since this picture was taken, a lot has happened at the temple. The Tiger Temple was founded in 1994 to save wild animals – most of which were tigers.

Over the years, the sanctuary has been accused of animal abuse and exploitation for money. In May of 2016, the Tiger Temple was raided and 40 frozen dead tiger cubs were found. The remaining tigers were relocated to better homes and there are fundraisers in place to raise money to build bigger enclosures for the tigers.