Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation
Goal: 30,000 Progress: 9,482
Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

On June 2, 2016, Thai authorities raided Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno, a Buddhist temple also known simply as the Tiger Temple. There, in a temple freezer, they made a shocking discovery.

40 dead tiger cubs.

These discoveries confirmed that the tourist attraction was actually a front for rampant animal abuse.

The list of organizations opposing the Tiger Temple is long, and their complaints widespread. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) prohibits the commercial breeding of tigers. The temple lacks accredited conservation breeding programs and proper facilities to humanely house these animals. It has engaged in unauthorized trade of tigers with Laos.

And now, animal trafficking must be added to their list of crimes.

In the wake of the discovery of the deceased tiger cubs and parts, all 137 tigers held by the Tiger Temple were removed from the premises. But the loss of the tigers is estimated to cost the temple $3 million each year in ticket sales to unsuspecting tourists.

Now the Temple is fighting back. In 2015, the temple created a company called Tiger Temple Company Ltd., applied for, and was granted a zoo license. This license would permit the company to buy back the seized tigers and legally breed them. Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has stated that because no one from the new company has been convicted of a serious crime, there was no legal justification to reject the application.

But the Tiger Temple's legacy of abuse and trafficking cannot be ignored. Tell Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation that Tiger Temple Company Ltd.'s zoo license must be revoked and that the temple's 137 seized tigers should instead live out their lives in a sanctuary free from those who would treat these beautiful cats as entertainment or commodities!

Sign Here






To the Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation; CITES Thailand; and the Prime Minister of Thailand,

I am writing to ask your collaboration in revoking the zoo license for Tiger Temple Company Ltd. While no one in the company has yet been charged with the abuse or trafficking of tigers, the ties to the original Tiger Temple, where abuse and trafficking have been rampant, are undeniable.

To sell the tigers bravely seized during your raid on the Temple would condemn these endangered animals to generations of potential abuse and trafficking. Tigers are neither for entertainment nor profit. They are not commodities or livestock. They are majestic, wild animals.

The Thai government has already taken the first step in protecting these tigers by removing them from the Tiger Temple. Now, their fates rest in your hands.

Please, continue your legacy of fighting for tiger welfare by revoking Tiger Temple Company Ltd.'s zoo license and ensuring that the Temple's tigers live out the rest of their days in a sanctuary free from those who would treat these beautiful cats as entertainment or commodities!

Signed,

Petition Signatures


Nov 19, 2017 Robin Forman
Nov 19, 2017 Elise McCoubrie
Nov 19, 2017 Andrea Albu
Nov 19, 2017 Roy Hunt
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 16, 2017 Gerald Ryan
Nov 16, 2017 Jeanne Bradbury
Nov 15, 2017 Jean Kuntz
Nov 13, 2017 Juliet Ganpat
Nov 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 Carol Henderson
Nov 13, 2017 sonia salgueiro
Nov 13, 2017 Brandi Mounts
Nov 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 11, 2017 Simone Duffin
Nov 11, 2017 Cathy Neal
Nov 11, 2017 Annita Mason
Nov 11, 2017 (Name not displayed) murderous bastards!
Nov 11, 2017 Diane Weakley
Nov 11, 2017 Michael Torosian
Nov 11, 2017 Cortez Louise
Nov 11, 2017 Frank Florio
Nov 11, 2017 Sondra Bustos
Nov 11, 2017 Isabel Sobral
Nov 11, 2017 Sonia Frontera
Nov 10, 2017 tami mccready
Nov 10, 2017 catherine szabelski
Nov 9, 2017 Yardenah Presler
Nov 9, 2017 Simona Bergman
Nov 8, 2017 Kathryn Anderson
Nov 8, 2017 Marcia Tomka
Nov 8, 2017 Kathi Geukes
Nov 7, 2017 Jessica LaSalla
Nov 6, 2017 Catherine Brown
Nov 4, 2017 Shamar Jones
Nov 4, 2017 Sheryl Skoglund Celestial Tigers need a Place on the Planet. Life Exists. No destruction of the beautiful animals.
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 3, 2017 monty foley
Nov 2, 2017 Heather Marshall
Nov 2, 2017 Louise Gylsen
Nov 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 2, 2017 Heather Twiss
Nov 2, 2017 jane leavitt
Nov 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 2, 2017 Denise Saccone
Nov 2, 2017 Helga Preinesberger
Nov 2, 2017 Kelly Davidson
Nov 1, 2017 marianne cresci
Nov 1, 2017 Anne Sen-Oliver

back to top

Share this page and help protect habitat: