The perils of having 'Tiger farms'
The practice is big business in South-east Asia and China, where there may be more than 7,000 of them in tiger "farms" or facilities - like the Tiger Temple - many of which entertain tourists for a fee.
Some facilities are set up like petting zoos, with visitors allowed to handle and play with tiger cubs. Some offer circus-like shows.
But some can be fronts for trading of live or dead tigers - or their body parts. The main market for those is China. See link below for the report in Asia One