Tigers seized from Buddhist temple

  • 31/05/2016

Officials in Thailand have been tranquilizing and removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of abuse and wildlife trafficking.

The Tiger Temple, west of Bangkok, is a popular tourist destination, but animal rights groups believe the 137 tigers there are being mistreated.

The monks have denied the allegations and resisted officials, until they were given a court order.

There are reports the monks then set some tigers free to delay the capture process.