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Taming the Tigers

Thailand’s Tiger Temple, near the western border with Myanmar, is not only a Buddhist temple but also an animal sanctuary housing more than 100 tigers, some born at the compound, others taken there as cubs after poachers killed their mothers. Thousands of tourists annually now visit the temple, some paying royal sums to feed the cubs or have their pictures taken with the big cats. While the attraction is quite popular, several international conservation groups have challenged the temple’s practices and philosophies, claiming it violates animal humane standards. SBS Dateline’s David O’Shea reports from Thailand.

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