“Sangtewan – Its mothers day in Thailand (12th Aug 13) Think about this dear mother, a mother who has had every single child taken from her at days old. Sang is 14 years old this year, she has had between 150 – 175 cubs in her lifetime, and every single cub has been taken from her at 7 – 12 days old. Only once was she allowed to have her cubs. I saw her be allowed to have 2 little girls until they were about 4 months old. She was a beautiful loving mother. Then one night, I heard Sang roaring, I went to see, she was shot with a dart and sedated. Her 2 cubs thrown into the back of a truck. They screamed. They left the temple grounds, they were lost to the wildlife trade.
In the early hours of the morning, Sang began to roar, she grieved, she knew they were gone. Throughout the next 2 days she cried out desperately, I sat with her and tried to comfort her. Her furious and sorrow filled eyes burn through my soul.
Oh, what hell we humans put animals through in the name of “tourism”……
I wonder how many of these tourists to the tiger temple know their money enables abuse and wildlife trade.
Happy Mothers Day Sangtewan xo ~ Sybelle