Cheetahs can be shot and killed for fun, and their bodies imported to the UK
“Globally, this species is considered Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, with a declining extant population of less than 7,000 individuals found primarily in the savannahs of Africa”CITES.org
The world’s fastest cat has been listed on Appendix I since 1975, but 205 cheetahs can be killed this year
“Annual export quotas for live specimens and hunting trophies are granted as follows: Botswana: 5; Namibia: 150; Zimbabwe: 50. “CITES.org
That’s 205 cheetahs that can be legally killed for fun.
In addition to these legal killings, threats to cheetahs include a growing illegal trade in cheetahs as pets, and habitat loss, are increasing the likelihood that this species will be another extinct species.