Illegal Cheetah Trade

in Environmental Threats

According to statistics collected by the Cheetah Conservation Fund, 104 cheetahs were killed in 2012 due to trafficking activities in the illegal pet trade.

Smugglers who attempt to sell cheetahs lack the proper equipment and training to safely move the animals, thus leading to 5 out of 6 cheetahs dying while in transit.

Source:  Laurie Marker, “Ending the Illegal Pet Trade in Cheetahs,” Huffington Post, March 1, 2013.

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