Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by hhfarang » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:56 pm

"Three monks charged in Thailand as tiger potions, charms point to illicit trade"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/three-monks- ... 45537.html
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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by Vital Spark » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:36 pm

And so the story gets murkier and murkier. No wonder they didn't want anyone poking around. Everyone at the temple should be arrested and charged - with particularly harsh sentences for the ones at the top. :cuss:

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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by Nereus » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:35 am

30 more dead cubs found

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... cubs-found

As the relocation of Bengal tigers from the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi continues, wildlife authorities on Thursday discovered the carcasses of 30 more tiger cubs, two tiger pelts and a large number of talismans made from tiger carcasses. ......................................more

The new carcasses were preserved in huge glass jars seized during searches conducted in the living quarters of temple abbot Phra Sutthi Sarathera, alias Luang Ta Chan, and of the temple's workers, police said.
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It will never happen, but after all the tigers are removed the army should be sent in with bulldozers, starting at the main road gate, push the lot into a big heap and burn it. :guns:
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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by jingjoe » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:49 am

A quote I heard from a young thai lady many years ago was "thai people are only bhuddists on the outside".. after years living here and hearing stories like this and other spiritually bankrupt occurrences, I now believe her....very sad

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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by Big Boy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:01 am

I wonder if any of this will have any effect on Thai Buddhism. It comes hard on the heels of the monk who flew everywhere in his private jet, together with the scandal of the monk in charge of the flying saucer lookalike temple in Bangkok (which I raised my suspicions over on here about 7 years ago) - surely the nation will suddenly realise that they're being conned.
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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by Nereus » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:12 am

together with the scandal of the monk in charge of the flying saucer lookalike temple in Bangkok
'Superhuman' claim dogs abbot

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... dogs-abbot

Ruling monks have been petitioned to probe Wat Dhammakaya abbot Phra Dhammajayo to determine whether he breached Buddhist doctrine by claiming he is superhuman. ......................... long article>
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This place is more of a sect, than a temple. But like the Tiger Temple, it will only exist while people support it.
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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by europtimiste » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:44 am

Careful about dead cubs. Seems that a certain number dies naturally after some days.

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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by splitlid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:36 pm

Oh the shock. The horror.
If anyone really, deep down, didn't think this happened. :shock:
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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by PeteC » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:14 am

You know human nature though in that people (mainly outside Asia IMO) will tend to tar all monks because of these scandals, the same that is happening to muslims. The majority of both remain good people. Anyway, below is a news update on arrests:

Thai police charge 22 with wildlife trafficking from tiger temple

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/j ... ger-temple
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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by PeteC » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:07 am

Deeper investigations now:

Cops probe Tiger Temple links to global network

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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by hhfarang » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:33 pm

"What Was Thailand’s Tiger Temple Doing With 40 Dead Cubs in Its Freezer?"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/thailand-tig ... 45782.html
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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by PeteC » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:35 am

It looks like they're going for the jugular on this one, and it appears the National Office of Buddhism is not objecting too strenuously. Not a bad idea to just make the place disappear completely. Pete :cheers:

Temple sits on forest land, its title deeds may be revoked’

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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by hhfarang » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:12 pm

A more complete description of the place and what happened...

"What really happened at Thailand's Tiger Temple?"

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/featur ... 32073.html
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Re: Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple loses its cats

Post by PeteC » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:34 am

Police probe tiger temple's black market ties

"The Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has found a copy of a document that might link the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi to wildlife trafficking as police prepare to expand a probe against the temple for allegedly supplying tigers to the black market....."

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... arket-ties
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