Tiger punched at Thailand temple in video seen by millions

 

Tiger punched at Thailand temple in video seen by millions

‘I saw some of the tigers being dragged by the tail and one of the tigers being punched in the face,’ witness says.

by Will Worley

 

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap] temple in Thailand which displays tigers for tourists has faced criticism after a visitor recorded a video of a staff member punching one of the large cats.

Visitor Pranay Dalmia was shocked by what he saw and posted the footage on the Facebook page of the Tiger Temple, also known as Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno.

“It was really depressing to see the tigers being treated poorly,” he wrote.

“I saw some of the tigers being dragged by the tail and one of the tigers being punched in the face.”

Mr Dalmia said he was “glad” the issue was gaining the attention of the world’s media, after the video was viewed 5.6 million times.

This article was originally published by The Independent. Read the original article.

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