Leopard photographs were sad, disgusting

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It has been nearly 40 years since the Beatles sang, "Hey, Bungalow Bill, what did you kill?"

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And while it was too much to hope that those with doubts as to their own potency might cease making a sport of killing wild animals, it did seem that the days of glorifying the great white hunter were a thing of the past.

Sadly, not so. There was Juneau surgeon David Miller, in living color, gracing Sunday's Outdoor section triumphing over a leopard that, even in death, looked a hell of a lot more noble than he.

If the image of his manly visage glowering over his prostrate prize were not enough of a caricature, gee whiz, we even brought back the loyal native gun bearer - who undoubtedly did most of the heavy lifting on the safari, including holding up the carcass so we could enjoy a second shot of Bungalow Dave mocking the spirit of his kill.

Shame on the Empire for showcasing these sad, disgusting photographs.

David and Maureen Crosby


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