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Mountain lion being stereotyped

Posted: May 18, 2009 9:38 p.m.
Updated: May 19, 2009 4:55 a.m.
The story "Lion, bear seen near home" in the May 7 issue of The Signal is illustrated with a quite large (larger, in fact, than the text) photo of a snarling, savage-looking mountain lion, helpfully identified (in case the reader doesn't know what a mountain lion looks like) and, we are told, "like the one ... seen (in) Santa Clarita."

The Signal does a disservice to both the reader and the lion.

We know what mountain lions look like; we should not be assaulted with a stereotypical portrayal of a beautiful animal that almost never attacks humans!


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