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40 Dead Tiger Cubs In Freezer At Thailand's 'Tiger Temple' Have Taken The Internet By Storm

The extent to which humans have gone cruel and selfish can be seen from the fact that a place called the 'Tiger Temple' has been freezing more than 40 tiger cubs illegally in Thailand for black-market wildlife trade. The Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple in the western province of Kanchanaburi, Thailand was recently raided by the Thai wildlife officials after a temple vet turned whistle-blower last year and informed the authorities about the missing of a trio of adult cats in the temple. 

There was a long-running dispute between the temple authorities and animal rights groups, and the temple has been closed until undefined time by the police.

40 Dead Tiger Cubs In Freezer At Thailand's 'Tiger Temple' Have Taken The Internet By Storm

40 Dead Tiger Cubs In Freezer At Thailand's 'Tiger Temple' Have Taken The Internet By Storm

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'We found 40 tiger cubs today.'

'We found 40 tiger cubs today.'

Police colonel, Bandith Meungsukhum continues about the shocking discovery: "We found 40 tiger cubs today. They were aged about one or two days when they died, but we don't quite know yet how long they have been dead." 

The temple was a big hit among foreign visitors where they could take photos standing next to the adult cats for fees.

The temple was a big hit among foreign visitors where they could take photos standing next to the adult cats for fees.

The body of a Bearcat, some deer horns, and nearly two dozen containers were found together with bodies of tiger cubs.

The wildlife officials use a tunnel of cages to capture a tiger at the 'Tiger Temple' located in Western Thailand.

The wildlife officials use a tunnel of cages to capture a tiger at the 'Tiger Temple' located in Western Thailand.

Conservationists and animal rights groups have accused the temple authorities of trading tiger and other animals' body parts for thousands of dollars to make Chinese medicines. 

Conservationists and animal rights groups have accused the temple authorities of trading tiger and other animals' body parts for thousands of dollars to make Chinese medicines. 

The temple released a Facebook post about the controversy.

The temple released a Facebook post about the controversy.

They clarified that the temple used to cremate dead tigers until the policies changed in 2010. "Instead of cremation, the deceased Cubs were preserved in jars or kept frozen."

Around 100 of tigers are still present in the temple.

Around 100 of tigers are still present in the temple.

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