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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

On June 2, 2016, Thai authorities raided Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno, a Buddhist temple also known simply as the Tiger Temple. There, in a temple freezer, they made a shocking discovery.

40 dead tiger cubs.

These discoveries confirmed that the tourist attraction was actually a front for rampant animal abuse.

The list of organizations opposing the Tiger Temple is long, and their complaints widespread. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) prohibits the commercial breeding of tigers. The temple lacks accredited conservation breeding programs and proper facilities to humanely house these animals. It has engaged in unauthorized trade of tigers with Laos.

And now, animal trafficking must be added to their list of crimes.

In the wake of the discovery of the deceased tiger cubs and parts, all 137 tigers held by the Tiger Temple were removed from the premises. But the loss of the tigers is estimated to cost the temple $3 million each year in ticket sales to unsuspecting tourists.

Now the Temple is fighting back. In 2015, the temple created a company called Tiger Temple Company Ltd., applied for, and was granted a zoo license. This license would permit the company to buy back the seized tigers and legally breed them. Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has stated that because no one from the new company has been convicted of a serious crime, there was no legal justification to reject the application.

But the Tiger Temple's legacy of abuse and trafficking cannot be ignored. Tell Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation that Tiger Temple Company Ltd.'s zoo license must be revoked and that the temple's 137 seized tigers should instead live out their lives in a sanctuary free from those who would treat these beautiful cats as entertainment or commodities!

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To the Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation; CITES Thailand; and the Prime Minister of Thailand,

I am writing to ask your collaboration in revoking the zoo license for Tiger Temple Company Ltd. While no one in the company has yet been charged with the abuse or trafficking of tigers, the ties to the original Tiger Temple, where abuse and trafficking have been rampant, are undeniable.

To sell the tigers bravely seized during your raid on the Temple would condemn these endangered animals to generations of potential abuse and trafficking. Tigers are neither for entertainment nor profit. They are not commodities or livestock. They are majestic, wild animals.

The Thai government has already taken the first step in protecting these tigers by removing them from the Tiger Temple. Now, their fates rest in your hands.

Please, continue your legacy of fighting for tiger welfare by revoking Tiger Temple Company Ltd.'s zoo license and ensuring that the Temple's tigers live out the rest of their days in a sanctuary free from those who would treat these beautiful cats as entertainment or commodities!

Signed,

Petition Signatures


Sep 20, 2017 Karen Coll
Sep 19, 2017 debbie Cheshire
Sep 18, 2017 Jeanne Cambouris There are no words for how depraved this is!!!! No hope for "humanity". . .evidently a mutant species which does not deserve to exist on this beautiful planet.
Sep 17, 2017 Sherry Compton
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 16, 2017 Hiedi Tan
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 15, 2017 Amber Ford
Sep 15, 2017 Jacqueline Peter
Sep 14, 2017 Corrina Parker
Sep 14, 2017 Christopher Silcox
Sep 14, 2017 Saddie Al
Sep 14, 2017 evie hager
Sep 14, 2017 Sharon Bellwood
Sep 14, 2017 Joke Brussen
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
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Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 Lois Perkins
Sep 13, 2017 Gillian Lee
Sep 13, 2017 lisa fields GOD IS WATCHING !! STOP IT!!
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 Linda Jackson
Sep 13, 2017 Melissa Hathaway
Sep 13, 2017 Sherry Frey-Brown
Sep 13, 2017 Paula Pucharella
Sep 13, 2017 jackie lewthwaite
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Sep 13, 2017 Alice Gem
Sep 13, 2017 debra tiritilli
Sep 13, 2017 kathryn lewis
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Sep 13, 2017 yvonne FOURGOUS
Sep 13, 2017 Camille Barron
Sep 13, 2017 sharon nelson
Sep 13, 2017 Marie Keough
Sep 13, 2017 Priscilla Gilbert
Sep 12, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Sep 11, 2017 Nadene Herringshaw
Sep 11, 2017 cali cheshelski
Sep 11, 2017 Trixie Santos
Sep 10, 2017 Dennis Gaida
Sep 9, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Sep 9, 2017 Renata Allocco
Sep 9, 2017 Stevie littrell
Sep 9, 2017 Mandy Statham They do it for money so it's disgraceful...poor tigers!
Sep 8, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Sep 7, 2017 Bonnie Clyne
Sep 7, 2017 Jill Osment
Sep 7, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto

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