More animals removed from controversial Tiger Temple

Parks officials on January 19 mobilised staff from the Protected Areas Regional Office 3 to catch protected and endangered animals left at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanburi province. The animals were left over from the last animal seizure at the controversial temple mid last year, and they will be moved to other wildlife breeding operations in nearby provinces for better care. In the previous seizure, the animals were deemed to be confiscated assets. That operation was led by former deputy director general Adisorn Nuchdamrong. He led a group of park officials and veterinarians to move 147 tigers and some others animals from the Tiger Temple, or Wat Pa Luang Ta Maha Bua. The operation unearthed a lot of talismans and wild animal carcasses, including tiger cubs, in the compound. The temple was suspected of being linked to wildlife trafficking. 

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