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So, now cheetahs are going extinct.

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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: CaptainHook

That would suggest the rarely sighted King Cheetah is already extinct then, a noble animal that seldom preyed on people unlike lion's and tiger's and indeed many were once kept as royal pet's etc.




posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 09:14 AM
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You gotta destroy the world for views and likes.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: CaptainHook

Recently, African countries are becoming more unstable than ever. Regional conflicts and the growing resistance to western imposition of wars of terror everywhere are causing tourist industries to dry up. This means local populations have to increasingly find some other means of livelihood. In some places the only avenue left is poaching animals for their horn, hides, whatever.

So the very thing that they depend on for tourism is being exterminated.

The international mega corporations exploiting their resources don't care. After all the people and animals are dead the resources will still be there under the ground.

Better that way for oil, gold and diamond extraction.
edit on 28-12-2016 by intrptr because: spelling



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: CaptainHook

The situation with Cheetahs is a bit more complex than simply blaming humans. Cheetahs almost became extinct 12,000 years ago and they're suffering from the long term effects of a genetic bottleneck. see here
edit on 2016-12-28 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
I felt pretty sad at that point, not that I weren't sad before, it was just covering the fox and knowing that it was a humans fault


What happens in the wild if something big and fast is coming at a fox...do they not move? Don't they have great hearing and nighttime eyesight? Shouldn't the fox have gotten out of the way?

Look, I'm all for calling humans out when they do overtly evil things to animals with malice in their heart, but to get all sad and blame the driver because the fox didn't get out of the road is a bit much to me.

I'm all about being the best stewards of our earth as the next guy, but this bandwagon of blaming all humanity for everything that happens to every living creature in the world whose numbers are falling (based on a relatively arbitrary starting point) or just changing in general is a tired form of humanity guilt that I just can't get behind.

I don't even kill bugs in my house (I escort them outside, including arachnids), and we don't use unnatural pest control on our property, and we garden organically in order to do things like not contribute to the demise of the bee population, but again, the narrative or implied narrative that humanity is nothing but a cancer on this planet is simple hyperbole.

I'm sorry if this doesn't necessarily apply to you, but that portion of your comment just hit on a pet peeve of mine, so if I unjustly singled you out, I apologize.
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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: butcherguy

Do you like big cats like lions and such or is it the likkle lovely bundles of joy and love you hate?.

I hate the little bastards.
No lions, tigers or cheetahs where I live.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Naah man, bug in the house don't stand a chance. I eradicate the smallest of population any chance I get. That's why the most I come across is a spider. He dies, too.

Man destroys everything, why not cheetahs?
This whole world should be ran differently than it is but it is what it is. You can only slow the inevitable if your lucky. There's just too many people opposed to doing the right thing.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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This is really hurting me. Cheetahs are my favorite wild cat. I'd always choose them for reports when I had the opportunity. My choir sang with an African Ensemble choir and we did a fancy show with Lion King songs, they brought some cheetahs in and even though dad told me to stay way from the cheetahs, I couldn't help it. I figured if they mauled me in front of my peers oh well. I had to pet the magnificent creature.

To hear their numbers are diminishing so much is just heart breaking.

-Alee



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: NerdGoddess

If only we could cross them with domestic cats.....hhm? anyone know owt about doing so?.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: NerdGoddess
Cheetahs are my favorite wild cat.


Mine are cougars.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: NerdGoddess

If only we could cross them with domestic cats.....hhm? anyone know owt about doing so?.


Nope and it should stay that way...

Reason, That crazy f#cking cat lady that lives near you, the women that shouts out of the window every time you walk past saying "get away from my fence" will then have a f#cking Cheetah Hybrid she can set loose..

Good lucking anyone running away from that after stuffing their fat face with KFC all afternoon..

RA
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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Particularly the wealthy ones.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Exactly.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: CaptainHook



Sad sad world we live in where we think it's okay to kill animals to the break of extinction.


I don't know a single person who thinks this is okay. Who are these people and what are you doing about it?

If this is important to you and the answer is nothing then you are the problem.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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Kill all the wild animals and pave the jungles.....we need the space anyways. While we're at it lets get those pesky fish out of the waters too..then we wont have to worry about swimming in fish poop.

Animals are for zoos anyways, that way people can be charged to look at them, fulfilling their ultimate purpose ..to make money. After all who would pay to see a cheetah if there were millions of them running around... dont see people willing to pay to see a dog or a cat now do ya.

Wild animals poop where ever they want and fornicate without any concern if there are children watching and this is just unacceptable... plus they dont pay any taxes and I am getting tired of them freeloading on my dime



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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Not to sounds callous because I'm not, but at the same time, this is just a rehashed version of the same story I've been hearing about cheetahs all my life.

Cheetahs are a bottlenecked species whose numbers have always been terribly low and very genetically similar. They have always been wide-ranging and under threat from humans.

One of the biggest threats to the species is that they are a highly specialized niche species. They are not able to adapt to different lifestyles and habitats very easily because they are so highly evolved to hunt one way so very well. Lions and leopards, their cousins, are much more adaptable and able to exploit more areas because of it so they are under less threat and less pressure.

None of that means the cheetah deserves to die, but it may be inevitable that it happens. They may have become too finely tuned, and as the world changes around them, they may have gone too far down one road to walk back or turn aside to another in time to save their branch. It happens and it's natural.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: slider1982

I would gladly become the crazy cat lady if I could add a cheetah mix to my family.

I already have a white highland lynx.... cheetah next pls?!

When I was a kid I thought for sure I'd be one of those rich people with a pet cheetah.

1. Never got rich lol

2. Became aware of how unfair it is to own a cheetah in the suburbs after taking a look at all the care they require. I don't even like them being kept up in zoos quite frankly but perhaps its safer for them there these days.

-Alee



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

I was sad because I've been pondering the state of the World over the years and to see what humans have done and are still doing to the environment/nature/wildlife is upsetting and when you see a fox dead in the road which probably only got hit 5 or so hours ago, it did sadden me and it would probably sadden you too if you had seen the smashed skull & blood.

Do you know how much is going extinct? All because of human greed!

I firmly believe that all nature & wildlife was put on this earth for us to look after but what are we doing? We are destroying it. I say 'we' but no... it should be 'they' or 'you' because i'm certainly not destroying any of it or havn't destroyed any of it.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 07:43 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: CaptainHook

The situation with Cheetahs is a bit more complex than simply blaming humans. Cheetahs almost became extinct 12,000 years ago and they're suffering from the long term effects of a genetic bottleneck. see here


Yes. The cheetah population has always been in danger and cheetahs are used in ecology courses as the classic model for inbreeding depression.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: CaptainHook
I would not cry for the cheetahs, one day to Humans will go extinct to. Like 99.99 of all the other species that have walked, swam, crawled, flied and any number of other way of getting around on this planet.

Compared to some things Humans and there influence on planet earth is just not worth mentioning. In time we may be just a footnote, if even that.



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