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Standoff continues at ‘Tiger Temple’ although search warrant issued

May 30. 2016
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By The Nation

Park officials still cannot enter the “tiger temple” Monday although the Kanchanaburi court approved the search warrant for them to search the monastery to relocate all 137 tigers.

Officials dared not enter the temple because the tigers were released to roam free inside the compound.

Adisorn Noochdumrong, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation deputy director, revealed that the court has approved the search warrant to the department to enter Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno in Kanchanaburi’s Saiyok District.

However, Adisorn said the situation was still unsafe for the officers to enter the temple and start the tiger relocation because the temple still did not get the tigers back to their cages.

There was still no official comment from the temple upon the search warrant, but it was reported earlier that the temple foundation would seek the legal action to object the search warrant.

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