Tiger Temple in Thailand – level 3
A temple in Thailand that is popular with tourists is home to 137 tigers. Police investigated it for suspected links to wildlife trafficking as well as accusations of illegal breeding.
Officials have removed some tigers from the temple and did not extend the temple’s zoo license. They moved the seized tigers to conservation centres. Some volunteers at the temple think that uprooting the animals is traumatic to them.
Difficult words: trafficking (moving something from one country to another illegally), accusation (saying that somebody does something illegal), breeding (the raising of animals), seize (to take by force), volunteer (a person who does something without being paid), uprooting (taking away).
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