Protect tigers in Thailand
Our recent investigation revealed that the Tiger Temple has changed its name to Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and, worryingly, construction has started on a new venue in Kanchanaburi province.
The Tiger Temple was shut down last year after dozens of dead tiger cubs and hundreds of other tiger parts were discovered during a police raid. The 147 tigers confiscated from the venueare still being cared for by the Thai Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).
Golden Tiger Co has a provisional license to operate as a zoo, transferred over from Tiger Temple. However, the zoo license will not be validated to a full license unless Golden Tiger Co, meets 11 specified conditions within six months.
But these requirements fail to ban breeding or stop cruel tourist interactions with tigers at the proposed new venue. Urgent action is needed stop the Thai authorities from granting Golden Tiger Co a full zoo license. Sign our urgent petition now to protect tigers.
We’re deeply concerned that if the new venue opens, tigers will be put at risk again of being illegally trafficked, bred for profit and exposed to more horrific cruelty.
Sign the petition to Thai authorities now
To protect tigers, the Thai Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) must not grant the Golden Tiger Co. Ltd the full zoo license needed to open a new attraction.
The Tiger Temple was shut down for a reason. Do not allow more tigers to be put in danger by approving a new wildlife tourist attraction operated by the same company. We must protect tigers: they are wild animals, not entertainers.
Urge Thai authorities to do the right thing
A tiger at the previous Tiger Temple
You can help send an urgent message to the Thai authorities that tiger cruelty is not acceptable.
By signing the petition, you help us convince the Thai government to listen and we’ll be able to put a stop to this cruel venture.
If Golden Tiger Co is issued a full zoo licence, tigers and other animals will be at risk of forced breeding, and be exposed to horrific cruelty as they are forced to pose for tourists.
Horror at Tiger Temple
Following years of allegations of illegal breeding and trafficking of tigers and their body parts, the Tiger Temple was raided by police in May 2016.
The scenes from the raid were horrific. Officers discovered dead cubs found in freezers, alongside tiger skins and tiger teeth trinkets.
“These tiger venues need to be stopped in their tracks because they clearly have links to the dark side of wildlife trafficking rings.” – Our senior wildlife and veterinary advisor, Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach said.
Act now. Tell the Thai authorities that tigers are #NotEntertainers. Golden Tiger Co. Ltd must be refused a full operating licence, to protect tigers.
*Please note: not all photos on this page and connected to this campaign show tigers at the old Tiger Temple venue, or any venue connected with it, or Golden Tiger Co. Ltd. These photos are illustrative of the cruel conditions experienced by wild animals at tourist entertainment venues.