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Dying in a Living Room: The Illegal Live Cheetah Trade

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 1499 days ago -
Wildlife trafficking has become one of the major conservation issues of our time and the sinister illegal trade in cheetahs is increasingly coming to the attention of conservationists. Unlike leopards, the main trade in cheetahs is not a consequence of

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Ana MESNER (201)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:01 am
OMG - so sick!!!!!

Hahn H (167)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:46 am
Think like Ana!

Jana DiCarlo (48)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:15 am
WILD animals belong in the WILD - we need to protect them there-

why and how would anyone think having a top predator at home would be a good idea???

Kit B (276)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:31 am

We must get away from this idea that anyone can have any animal as a pet.

Sandi C (98)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:54 am
noted with anger.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:55 am
So very sad.

Rae Nelson (47)
Friday April 18, 2014, 7:09 am
noted-very sad indeed

Sara P (55)
Friday April 18, 2014, 7:38 am
Terribe, terrible and sad......

Ted W (127)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:25 am
Noted! Its darn sick doing this kid of stuff to such beautifal asnimals!!! They ought to put the folks that do this in cages like was on that site!! Thanks Cher!! :)

pam w (139)
Friday April 18, 2014, 9:57 am

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday April 18, 2014, 10:30 am
Noted and tweeted.Why do people want to have wild animals as pets, they need there own habitat to survive!

. (0)
Friday April 18, 2014, 11:06 am

Alexander H (39)
Friday April 18, 2014, 11:12 am
Very informative and saddening article - thanks for sharing with us.

. (0)
Friday April 18, 2014, 11:14 am
Not pleased to see cheetahs in a house.

Camilla Vaga (68)
Friday April 18, 2014, 11:58 am
awful poor animals

Kathleen R (192)
Friday April 18, 2014, 12:26 pm
This is so sad. The Cheetah is magnificent in the wild. It doesn't belong in any ones house or yard or kennel, or private zoo or roadside zoo. I'm wondering if they have killed the mother Cheetah to get the cubs which is a double blow to the species. Thanks Cher.

June Bostock (50)
Friday April 18, 2014, 2:36 pm
Wild animals belong in the wild. Not in zoos and not as pets !!!!1

Kamia T (89)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:01 pm
Noted. This is so sad, because all large cats need to learn how to hunt and survive in the wild while young from their mother, and if they don't, even if they are rescued, the very likely are permanently handicapped in their ability to survive. Unfortunately, we haven't found a solution to the problem of impoverished people near wild lands needing income, and until we do, poaching and illegal trading will continue.

S J (130)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:13 pm
Noted, thanks. I feel so sad for them, why not leave them alone?

Fran F (118)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:44 pm
What do the idiots who want cheetahs for pets think wild animals can DO in captivity, exactly? Sad and infuriating!

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:58 pm
So sad!

Alex Keir (0)
Friday April 18, 2014, 9:49 pm
Education is the key - even stupid people can be taught that trying to raise wild animals in a household is well, stupid.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 12:17 am
"What You Can Do to Help:

1) Report any cases of cheetahs being traded or being kept in private captivity to either the Rangewide Conservation Program for Cheetahs and African Wild Dogs (RWCP) or to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF).

2) Contact us to donate directly to the cause of fighting the illegal cheetah trade.

For more information please contact,”like” us on Facebook under ‘Rangewide Conservation Program for Cheetah and Wild Dog,’ and visit our website at"

Sadly noted.

Meenu Sinha (12)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 1:11 am

SylvieBusy A (193)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 3:15 am
Tous les moyens sont bons pour leu venir en aide.

Tanya W (65)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 3:50 am
Noted Cher. What is wrong with these people? So sad and seriously wrong!

Marija M (29)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 4:50 am
Sadly noted, tks Cher

Rhonda B (106)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 5:55 am
Sadly noted.

Colin Hope (243)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 6:28 am
Signed and noted!!

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 6:35 am
noted, signed, shared on fb, twitter, google,thx.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 6:40 am
Thank you

Colin Hope (243)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 7:30 am
Most disturbing issue!!

Sandra Penna (135)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 7:50 am
sadly noted.

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 12:18 pm
Some animals are simply not suitable to keep as pets - they need space and freedom.

Connie Palladini (100)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 12:20 pm

Sherri G (128)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:25 pm
So Sad Noted TY Cher

. (0)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 4:26 am
Signed, noted and shared! TY Cher

Ruth C (87)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 8:50 am
I can't believe that I belong to the same species that does such cruelty!

Elisabeth J Site Problems (50)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 11:19 am
I agree with Kamia. Thank you Cher.
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