Tiger Temple to Reopen 9 Months After Raid

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Tigers at Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno Tiger Temple. Image: Doug Beckers.

BANGKOK — Armed with a zoo permit and a brand new set of tigers, the people behind the infamous Tiger Temple plan to reopen for business in March.

Eight months after officials raided and shut down the temple, where they discovered a grotesque operation where tiger parts were harvested for magic amulets and energy drinks, a new zoo is set to open right nearby under a different name in March. Meanwhile a criminal case against those operating the temple on trafficking charges appears to be going nowhere.

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English

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