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Taken at the Tiger Sanctuary near Kanchanaburi

I really think the tigers are well-loved, the young ones are as playful as kittens. I doubt that they could maintain so many foreign volunteers if the tigers were mistreated. The tourist visiting is mainly limited to 3 1/2 hours a day, which is way less than any other facility that I know about. This is scheduled at a time when the tigers are sleepy. I also think the tigers close their eyes when confronted by a stranger. I notice that the little ones are wide awake and playful when with their monks but close their eyes when a stranger is near. Karen Earp, who has worked with the RSPCA (Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in Britain and volunteered at the Tiger sanctuary, refutes suggestions that the tigers are in anyway drugged or mistreated.

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Viewed: 2021
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