Tiger slaugh­ter house found in Thai­land

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Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing Thai­land’s Tiger Tem­ple have found what they be­lieve was a slaugh­ter­house and tiger hold­ing fa­cil­ity used in a sus­pected an­i­mal traf­fick­ing net­work. The dis­cov­ery is the lat­est scan­dal about the Bud­dhist tem­ple, which was a pop­u­lar tourist at­trac­tion that charged ad­mis­sion for visi­tors to take pho­tos with the tigers. Po­lice of­fi­cers, act­ing on a tip, raided a home about 50 kilo­me­tres from the tem­ple in Kan­chanaburi prov­ince in western Thai­land and found four live tigers and what ap­peared to be a slaugh­ter­house. Last week, au­thor­i­ties re­moved more than 137 live tigers from the tem­ple and found 40 dead tiger cubs in a freezer.

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