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Cheetah Back in India? Yes, If Govt Has Its Way

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

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Armed with "scientific evidence" that the African cheetah is "not an alien species" and can survive in India, the government is planning to petition the Supreme Court to allow the import of the animal that became extinct 60 years ago.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:43 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:59 am
I hope that they don't kill them!

Freya H (357)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:54 am
Good! The #1 threat facing cheetahs is habitat loss. Cheetahs need large territories for their legendarily speedy hunts.

Constance F (418)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:48 am
India was once home to many cheetahs, but the last of them was killed in 1947. It was declared extinct in 1952. It is the only large animal to have been declared extinct in India in recorded history. And what will change now if they are imported to the region? I am all for providing protection and habitat for wildlife, but forgive me if my level of TRUST has been shaken in human nature. Did something change ?

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:34 am
They were driven to extinction the first time around; how will this be any different? Conditions have just gotten that much worse.
Forgive me, I'm feeling terrible pessimistic and frustrated today!

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:48 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:48 am
That would be ok if they have the ability to give them the land and care for them but cant see how this would be successful leave them where they are

. (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:25 am
After just reading about the tigers' situation in India, I don't find this to be good news.

Amy L (112)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:31 am

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:25 pm
I'd be all for this if I could be certain they'd be given adequate habitat and protection, but I just don't see that happening. I'm also concerned that fragmenting the (already greatly reduced) population will only make matters worse.

Sunday May 19, 2013, 11:40 pm
Not sure that I can see a happy ending to this, bring them back just so that they can be killed off again. Noted. Thanks Cher

Patricia H. (440)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:04 am
signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:28 am
Respect other forms of living life like us

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:50 am
.mmmmmmmmmmmm..............good idea????? - I wonder......

but thanks for posting my friend....♥

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Amanda Ashworth (2)
Monday May 20, 2013, 7:32 am

Carol H (229)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:02 am
thanks Cher, noted

Sara P (54)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:06 am
Really I don't know if India will be able to protect them.......
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