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1

What is a "photo prop" animal?

An "photo prop" animal is one vendors carry around and charge tourists to have a photo taken with it.

2

Do tourists find it easy to resist the temptation to have a photo taken with a "photo prop" animal?

Tourists often love animals and find it hard to resist the temptation to get up close with "photo prop" animals.

3

Are tourists aware pictures with "photo prop" animals can cause problems?

Tourists can inadvertently (they are not aware) support a lifetime of abuse for "photo prop" animals when they get pictures taken with them.

4

How does the Thai Tiger Temple website say it started?

The Tiger Temple in Thailand says it started when the abbot took in some orphan tiger cubs.

5

What are the official numbers given for tigers at the Tiger Temple?

The official Tiger Temple website says it has 17 tigers - seven orphans and ten bred on site.

6

The Tiger Temple describes itself as a s______ for tigers.

The Tiger Temple describes itself as a sanctuary for tigers.

7

What is a sanctuary?

A sanctuary is a place where a person (or animal can find protection, peace and safety.

8

In reality, is the Tiger Temple a sanctuary?

Reports from 2005 to 2008 suggest the Tiger temple is not a sanctuary at all.

9

In what ways do the reports from 2005 to 2008 suggest the Tiger Temple is not a sanctuary?

The reports provide evidence of illegal tiger trafficking, systematic abuse of tigers at the temple, and risky interactions between tourists and the tigers.

10

The reports provide evidence of illegal tiger tr________, systematic ab____ of tigers at the temple, and risky interactions between t____ and the tigers.

The reports provide evidence of illegal tiger trafficking, systematic abuse of tigers at the temple, and risky interactions between tourists and the tigers.

11

Had things changed by 2013?

A follow-up investigation in 2013 suggested very little had changed.

12

What animal welfare problems were found in 2013?

In 2013, the animal welfare problems found included such things as hitting tigers and inappropriate housing.

13

In 2013, the animal welfare problems found included such things as h______ tigers and ina_________ housing.

In 2013, the animal welfare problems found included such things as hitting tigers and inappropriate housing.

14

What safety issues for tourists were found in 2013?

In 2013, safety concerns for tourists including allowing people to sit within bite reach of the tigers, and encouraging tourists to walk the tigers on a lead.

15

In 2013, s_____ concerns for tourists including allowing people to sit within b_____ reach of the tigers, and encouraging tourists to w____ the tigers on a lead.

In 2013, safety concerns for tourists including allowing people to sit within bite reach of the tigers, and encouraging tourists to walk the tigers on a lead.

16

Is the Tiger Temple really a sanctuary? Why or why not?

The Tiger Temple isn't a sanctuary at all. It does not look after the tigers properly and they cannot be released into the wild.

17

Why can't the tigers at the Tiger Temple be released into the wild?

Raising them in captivity in the way it is done, and all their interaction with humans means they cannot be released into the wild.

18

If the tigers can't be released into the wild, what is the breeding programme for?

The breeding programme at the Tiger Temple is apparently just to get income from tigers.

19

What should a responsible tourist do? Visit or the Tiger Temple not? Why or why not?

Visiting the Temple is supporting the abuse of tigers and so responsible tourists shouldn't visit there - or any other similar attraction.

20

Visiting the Temple is supporting the a____ of tigers and so responsible tourists s______ visit there - or any other simi___ attraction.

Visiting the Temple is supporting the abuse of tigers and so responsible tourists shouldn't visit there - or any other similar attraction.