Thailand, 86 dead tigers of starvation

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:13:07 +0200

BANGKOK, SEPTEMBER 16 - More than half of the 147 tigers stolen three years ago from a temple in Thailand accused of exploiting them for tourism purposes have died. The authorities in Bangkok revealed it today, specifying that the 86 tigers who died after the rescue attempt had respiratory problems due to laryngeal paralysis, and other diseases caused by endogamy in the restricted community in the two sites where they were raised. The case will probably reopen the controversy over the treatment of majestic wild animals saved in 2016 by the famous Tiger Temple in the province of Kanchanaburi, which attracted tens of thousands of tourists a year who were photographed with docile tigers. The temple was suspected of trafficking in wild animals, mistreatment and use of narcotics, as well as raising tigers in order to make money from the sale of products they derived.