The Tiger Temple has been repeatedly investigated. In each instance abuse has been found. Please do not support this place.
Tiger Temple exposed by Conservation and Environmental Education for Life (with video):
"On her last trip back in 2010, the reality of this place is apparent, it is a Tiger Farm. The other animals trapped in this place lead horrid lives."http://www.cee4life.org/tiger_temple_thailand.php
Exposed by Care for the Wild International:
"Staff harass the animals with beatings and spray urine into their faces as a crude method of control. The tigers are released from cramped cages only when tourists pay to have their picture taken with the animals."http://www.wspa-international.org/whoar ... Xw2tEnn9jo
Exposed by Andrew Marshall:
"The tigers are not, as the temple’s website says, 'hand-reared with compassion by monks'. Instead, say some volunteers, they are punched, kicked and beaten by badly paid and unqualified handlers to keep them subdued for tourists. Living conditions are grim: dozens of fully grown tigers are kept in small cages and never let out. Veterinary care is poor. Money that tourists are told is dedicated to the tigers’ welfare never reaches them.
"And even though the temple cannot adequately care for the tigers, it is breeding more. Lots more. The temple promotes itself as a home for rescued tigers, but nearly all of its 72 tigers have been bred on site. The purpose? Money, say the disillusioned volunteers. Petting sessions with tiger cubs alone can earn the temple more than $1000 a day."http://andrewmarshall.com/articles/cry-of-the-tiger/
"The impure person who will put on a yellow robe, without self-control and truth, he is not worthy of the yellow robe." Dhammapada 1.9 (trans. K.R. Norman)
"There are many with saffron around the neck, of evil nature, unrestrained." ibid. v. 307 (or 22.2 depending on the numbering)