Thai officials probe animal trafficking claims

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For many years controversy has surrounded the Tiger Temple in Thailand, where tourists are able to get within close proximity of the endangered beasts reared by monks in the temple grounds. Some have claimed the tigers are drugged to make them docile, while others say the unregulated breeding of tigers sets a dangerous precedent. Until recently, the Tiger Temple had been protected from investigation, but that now seems to have changed. CCTV’s Tony Cheng filed this report from Kanchanaburi in western Thailand.

Thai officials probe animal trafficking claims

Thai officials probe animal trafficking claims

For many years controversy has surrounded the Tiger Temple in Thailand, where tourists are able to get within close proximity of the endangered beasts reared by monks in the temple grounds. Some have claimed the tigers are drugged to make them docile, while others say the unregulated breeding of tigers sets a dangerous precedent. Until recently, the Tiger Temple had been protected from investigation, but that now seems to have changed. CCTV's Tony Cheng filed this report from Kanchanaburi in western Thailand.