Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Exclusive In Photos : RAIDING THE TIGER TEMPLE


A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials continue moving live tigers from the controversial Tiger Temple


Tiger cub carcasses are seen in jars containing liquid as officials continue moving live tigers from the controversial Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, June 3, 2016


A sedated tiger is seen in a cage as officials continue moving live tigers from the controversial Tiger Temple


A sedated tiger is seen in an enclosure as officials continue moving live tigers, June 3, 2016


Dead tiger cubs are displayed by Thai officials, June 1, 2016. The 40 dead tiger cubs were found in a freezer in a kitchen area, said Adisorn Nuchdamrong, deputy director-general of the Department of National Parks. "Foreign volunteers at the temple today told us about it and showed us the freezer. Perhaps they felt what the temple is doing isn't right," Adisorn said. "They must be of some value for the temple to keep them," he said. "But for what is beyond me." Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservations


A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials continue moving live tigers, June 3, 2016


An official looks at a stuffed bear, June 3, 2016


A tiger is seen in a cage as officials continue moving live tigers, June 3, 2016


Dead tiger cubs are displayed by Thai officials, June 1, 2016. The temple said in a comment on its Facebook page that wildlife authorities had already been aware that the carcasses were in the freezer. The carcasses of cubs that had died had been kept, rather than cremated, since 2010 on the instructions of a former vet, it said. Adisorn told Reuters the department had not previously known about the cubs. "The temple has notified us when grown tigers die, but never the cubs," he said


A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials start moving tigers from the Tiger Temple


Dead tiger cubs are displayed by Thai officials, June 1, 2016. Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservations


A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials start moving tigers from Tiger Temple, May 30, 2016


A sedated tiger is seen in a cage as officials start moving tigers from Tiger Temple


Officials try to lead a tiger into a cage as they start moving tigers from Tiger Temple


Officials prepare weapons with a sedation as they start moving tigers from Tiger Temple, May 30, 2016


A tiger yawns before the officials start moving them from Tiger Temple, May 30, 2016


A tourist poses next to a tiger before officials start moving tigers from Tiger Temple, May 30, 201


A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials start moving tigers from Tiger Temple, May 30, 2016


A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials start moving tigers from Tiger Temple, May 30, 2016


Tiger cub carcasses are seen in jars containing liquid


A volunteer pets a tiger inside a cage at Tiger Temple, February 12, 2015


A tiger jumps while being trained at the Tiger Temple, February 25, 2016


 A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at Tiger Temple, February 12, 2015


Tigers are seen behind a fence at the Tiger Temple, February 25, 2016


A tiger jumps while it is being trained at the Tiger Temple, February 25, 2016


A tattoo of a tiger is seen on a trainer's chest at the Tiger Temple, February 25, 2016


A tiger jumps while it is trained at the Tiger Temple, February 25, 2016


Volunteers comfort a tiger inside a cage at Tiger Temple, February 12, 201


Thai army display a tiger skin found inside Tiger Temple, June 2, 2016.