Tiger Temple 2013 – Interview with Tiger Temple Vet
Tiger Temple Vet, Interview with Dr Somchai and Director of Cee4life, Sybelle Foxcroft. – I have to say straight out that this was highly emotional for me (Sybelle). I apologise for this. This is the man that I saw sedate Tigers that “disappeared” and never to be seen again. This is the man that made me fear for my life in 2007, I saw what any westerner was not supposed to see, and this is the man that rules the Temple and makes the decisions on the Tigers….. I had no idea how he would react to me. I was scared but I still knew that I had to have strength. I apologise for my tears, I was torn between fury at what I have seen and gratefulness that at least there was some positives for the tigers.
Background – Richie had a abused me in front of all the tourists and Government officals in the Tiger Temples, Tiger Canyon at peak visitor hour. He challenged me to go and talk to the Vet Dr Somchai, and he told me that I would never be allowed to help with the Tigers of the Temple. So I asked if I could help the Tigers, he said yes as long as I come with love, compassion etc…. I dont think there is any doubt about my motivations…. however, is Dr Somchia real, is he honest, is he truely wanting help from “hard core”
conservationists, or is this just a sales man pitch. This is why my decision to help them is hard. You tell me.