The blatant disregard the temple’s Buddhist monks showed for the welfare of these endangered animals seems to have stemmed from the profits the temple was able to bring in from donations made by tourists who wanted the thrill of walking among the large predators.
This week, we have added a tiger to our menagerie of animals for peace. Is that safe? Shouldn’t we remember Life of Pi, for goodness sakes? It’s true that we all have the capability to act violently. We may even have the propensity toward violence.
A Greenpeace investigation has found that the giant bookstore chain has been publishing books using paper made from trees illegally harvested on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where there are many endangered animals, including tigers and orangutans.