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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-04-16 11:15
  Subject:   The Tiger Temple
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Thailand’s Tiger Temple is the place where you can meet some friendly tigers, shake hands, pet them or rub their bellies. 2 hours drive from Bangkok in the Kanchanaburi province, the Tiger Temple has been taking care of tigers singe 1999. Monks are taken care of the animals rescued from poachers, having around 17 fully grown tigers and cubs housed within the temple grounds.

http://www.greenexpander.com/2008/04/15/the-tiger-temple/

I wonder what their accidental attack rate is. As gentle as these guys look, I know they're still wild animals, and wild animals are unpredictable.

Still, given the chance? I'd do it in a heartbeat. (But I'd be sure I had traveler's health insurance.)
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cuprohastes
  User: cuprohastes
  Date: 2008-04-16 19:57 (UTC)
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Thailand is where I got to pet a tiger. Silky fur.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2008-04-16 21:43 (UTC)
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Was the tiger you saw as bored as the ones in that picture? Cuz man, those are some BORED-ASS tigers! ;D

I wonder how much longer before tigers go extinct. Or only exist in zoos.
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McKavian
  User: mckavian
  Date: 2008-04-17 03:40 (UTC)
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I would *squee* like a little child to be able to do that.

And ditto on the insurance.
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Trevor Stone: bad decision dinosaur
  User: flwyd
  Date: 2008-04-17 06:31 (UTC)
  Subject:   Tourist Attrakshun: Ur Doin It Wrogn
Keyword:bad decision dinosaur
In China I talked with an American who'd recently visited this or a similar tiger attraction in Thailand. He said the guy responsible for feeding the tiger a bunch of meat (before tourists pet it) was pretty drunk.
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  User: jigenm4c
  Date: 2008-04-21 05:51 (UTC)
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...

*rolls over*

*GLOMP*

*om nom nom nom nom*

(licks paws clean)
staff replies, "Dude, you're doing it wrong."
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