|Paul Goldie -pic credit to phuketwan.com|
|My son touching a tiger...|
|dress codes warning at Tiger Temple Kanchanaburi|
As for cruelty, I am of a mixed opinion here as there are two ways of looking at it . One is, the animals are well fed and safe despite probably some rough handling by some handlers if the tigers are in the wild, our world is no longer like the world years before where wild animals can roam safely in huge rain forest etc.
Instead, rainforests are being cut down and their natural habitat no longer exists and they are a threat to humans as well and at threat from illegal poachers as well.
This is my 2 cents. But naturally I do not like seeing the animals being roughly handled or abused. I believe there has to be respect all around.. between humans, humans and animals and so on.