One of the children at my son's school mentioned that there were only about 12,000 Cheetahs left in the world. This caught my attention because as a child it was one of my favourite animals since it can run faster than a car (up to 230km/h). I always wanted to do that.
But then I thought 'How many Cheetahs do we need?' It seems to me that 12,000 is plenty and in fact even 5000 would probably be enough. My point is that there seems to be a point of view that we must have as many of the endangered animals as possible, often to the exclusion of human life. Cheetahs are killed partly because they kill livestock, on which humans depend for food. They are also losing their habitat and have genetic diversity problems. It must be very tough for them and I'm very sorry.
But I'm more worried about the thousands of humans suffering in Zimbabwe and in particular the sub-species of 'White Famer' which is now down to the last few hundred after a prolonged and deliberate campaign aimed at bringing about extinction. There is some recognition of the wrong, but the Cheetah has its own conservation fund.
Look at the photos and decide who you will support.
Of course there is the other view.