Including but not limited to their paws cheetahs are

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are so many features of the cheetah that are dog like. Including but not limited to their paws. Cheetahs are the only cat that has claws that do not retract; they have nails like a dog. But the cheetah also has many features of a feline, the feline features outweigh the dog features and so the cheetah as of 2012 is still classified as a feline. One thing that we as Americans may want to look at is the use of the Anatolian Shepard. Would this large dog help protect American livestock from predators here in our own backyard? If introduced young into the herd it is believed that American livestock ranchers would have less loss in their herds and more profit at the end of the year. The price of feeding a dog is less than the price of losing even one head of cattle for a year. American ranchers use a similar system to protect livestock; some breeds used include but are not limited to Great Pyrenees, Himalayan Sheepdog, and Tibetan Mastiffs. Dogs have been used all over the world to protect livestock and have succeeded in making a sustainable number for cheetahs to survive. If it were not for the Anatolian Shepard being introduced into rancher’s livestock the feud between Namibia ranchers and the cheetah would still be occurring. Ranchers would still be poisoning and shooting cheetahs found on their property. American ranchers have been known to use sheep dogs to
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protect their sheep herds, this is not only brought to our attention from the history books but if you look closely you will also see the sheep dog in American cartoons. Ralph Wolfe and Sam Sheepdog are depicted in a Warner Brothers cartoon battling each other for the herd of sheep that the dog is employed to protect. The conflict in Africa will eventually spill over to America just as all global problems affect each other. This conflict although small in the scheme of things affects us all in one way or another. The conflict although calmed at the moment can rear up at any time and humanity may lose this majestic creature that we compare to the beauty of a ’69 Dodge Charger. If not contained this conflict between the cheetah and Namibia ranchers could mean the end of this beautiful creature for future generations. Do you want children growing up wondering what the General Lee looked like, or a cheetah for that matter?
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Citations Association of Zoos. <http:// >. Web. Cheetah Conservation Fund. < >. Web . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. <http:// >. Web.
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