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Cheetahs Are Being Wiped Out, and Selfies Are to Blame


Animals  (tags: endangered, animals, animalwelfare, protection, animalcruelty, wildlife, wildanimals, sadness, pets, cruelty, animaladvocates )

Cal
- 153 days ago - takepart.com
A report says men in the Middle East are illegally buying the fast feline as status symbols.



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Lois Jordan (58)
Monday July 28, 2014, 4:10 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Cal. Personally I find these "status symbols" just horrible. Also, signed the anti-poaching advocacy pledge within article.
 

Janis K. (109)
Monday July 28, 2014, 4:11 pm
Sad, is all I can say.
 

AniMae Chi (434)
Monday July 28, 2014, 6:15 pm
Thank you for pledging to become an anti-poaching advocate!
24,099 pledges

Thanx Cal
 

walter f F. (77)
Monday July 28, 2014, 7:56 pm
Signed Cal.It is unfortunate for them that these lovely big cats are the easiest to tame.As for status symbols for the aplogies for men in the middle east.nothing coulld improve their status.
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Monday July 28, 2014, 10:55 pm
Signed > Thank you for pledging to become an anti-poaching advocate!
& Thank you Cal
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 12:47 am
Some people will do anything to bring attention to themselves.
 

Angela K. (231)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 12:50 am
Flirting??
If these men would know how stupid and unattractive they are thus ....

Thats all sooooooooooo sick !!!!!!
This beautiful animals must are protected !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Ana MESNER (234)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 1:08 am
Thank you for pledging to become an anti-poaching advocate!
 

Tanya W. (55)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 2:22 am
Noted signed and sick of idiots!!! Hope they keep those photos... It will be only way the world will be able to see this big cat! Dumb asses!!!
 

Ana Lopes (83)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 2:53 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 3:10 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cal.
 

Anna Meng Wang (1)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 3:22 am
Ty
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 3:23 am
Horrible, I can't imagine what it must be like for these poor beautiful animals.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 3:46 am
Noted.
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:34 am
Thank you for pledging to become an anti-poaching advocate!

(...ps....I have a LOT to say about those "MEN"....but, it will probably get me suspended...again.....)

thanks for posting Cal
 

Carla van der Meer (506)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:47 am
S&N. Bad enough that selfies are a sign of a self obsessed society, but animal abuse takes it to a whole new level.
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:59 am
They're never human property
 

Marija Mohoric (47)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 5:02 am
Thank you. Spread the world.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 5:21 am
"For now, though, we can expect to keep finding photos and videos of men showing off their pet cheetahs and other big cats on Instagram and Facebook. Just don't 'like' them."
How exactly is not 'liking' them going to help?
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 6:03 am
Fools with money...often a terrible combination.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 6:38 am
Bastards!
 

Jinny L. (72)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 6:39 am
"Selfish" imbeciles. Thanks Cal for posting.
 

Helen A. (51)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 6:49 am
Thank you for pledging to become an anti-poaching advocate!
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:34 am
I agree with all above comments, esp.Allan ...Done
 

Alexandra G. (250)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 8:20 am
Beautiful animals - they must be protected !!!
 

Mary Cromley (131)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 8:35 am
Signed the pledge. All poachers worldwide should be killed. And the stupid POS's who want big cats as status symbols should find something else to make up for their shortcomings.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 9:31 am
S & N! SIGNED ALL OTHER PETITIONS AS WELL!
 

Rehana VN (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 9:50 am
Wild animals must be left in the wild, NO MORE human interference/ intervention. Shoot any human that wants to kidnap / keep /pose with / be photographed with a wild animal.
 

Lisa Millar (20)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 10:06 am
How sad
 

Valerie H. (136)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 10:07 am
Thank you - signed
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 10:44 am
noted
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 11:11 am
Noted & shared. Thanks Cal
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 11:40 am
done.
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 5:21 pm
Stupid envious people!
 

Fran away F. (117)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:57 pm
What idiots! ~ Thank you for pledging to become an anti-poaching advocate!
 

Colin Hope (243)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 11:00 pm
Thanks for sharing!!
 

Sherri G. (117)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 12:51 am
WTF is the matter with people leave wild animals to the wild. TY Cal Noted
 

Arild Warud (170)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:52 am
Very sad.
 

Pat Cunningham (147)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 2:55 am
Dam poachers!!! bring back the hanging for sick cruel people like there are, if we are going to stop this then this is the only way to do it HARSH penalty's then it just might and make them think twice about this., cruel twisted minds!!
 

Ben Oscarsito (357)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 4:46 am
"Men"...??? -They are idiots!!!
http://www.defenders.org/cheetah/basic-facts
 

ValAWAYNOFWDPLZ B. (74)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 6:32 am
Ugh. Stupid stupid stupid! Why such stupidity???? Seriously, these guys are such complete idiots!
 

Tina Knight (44)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:22 am
S& N X
 

Dot A. (135)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 3:49 pm
Thank you for pledging to become an anti-poaching advocate!
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repeating Allan's comment-
Fools - with - money,.......(a treacherous combo!)
 
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