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The Tiger Temple in Kachanaburi, Thailand (formally known as Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno Forest Monastery) has been under watchful eyes worldwide. The caretakers are in question of their capabilities in the tigers' well being as well as the tourists safety.
Petitions similar to this one convinced an organization, Care for the Wild International, to begin a two year investigation in 2005. They gave their report in 2008 confirming claims on:
Tourist danger
Tiger Abuse
Illegal trade
Illegal breeding
http://www.careforthewild.com/files/TigerTemplereport08_final_v11.pdf (full report)
The most important find was that in 2005, the Department of National Parks informed the monastery that they were not licensed or registered into the system. The Tiger Temple is not academically or professionally qualified to be handling such large and endangered felines. They have no legal grounds to hold or breed tigers in captivity. However, Thailand had no room in their current facilities so it was deemed that the Temple could continue to care for the tigers as long as they did not breed or trade the large felines or they would be breaking the Wild Animals Reserve and Protection Act 1992.
This is an internationally signed act but it appears that only a country can carry out enforcing obedience. Thailand seems to point the finger at the Tiger Temple in hopes to avoid blame. But their three fingers, which covered by the thumb of economy, are pointing back at the accuser. Thailand is still by definition a third world country. The tigers provide tourism and the illegal market supplies the desires for Trophy, Medicinal, and Religion sought from the body of tigers.
It is 2010, two years since the truth was shown and Thailand has done little (known to the general public.) The most action known was a trial taken place on February 3 this year where the Tiger Temple sues conservationists for abuse allegations. So the Tiger Temple is pulling the shotsthis needs to stop. There still needs to be a resolve from this atrocity.
We the undersign request that the well being of endangered species must be in the hands of international organizations and not of a country. However, this does not mean that all the tigers should be confiscated from Thailand, because it is the countrys right to keep the tigers in their natural home. The organizations would supply equally developed standards to all the animals in need. Most favored would be World Association Zoos and Aquariums, Care for the Wild International, and Department of National Parks. This way if violations in a country have been reported then the organization has jurisdiction to take action. For conservational reasons the organization may choose to build sufficient facilities in the tigers homeland, but only if it is assured that the tigers will be cared for at the standards set by the organization and not the countrys government. The tigers would be protected but the third world countries would still get the economical benefits of tourism.

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