In 1902, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt went on a bear hunting trip in Mississippi with Governor Andrew H. Longino. During the trip, everybody but Roosevelt had killed an animal. A group of men on the tour, cornered, clubbed and tied an American black bear to a willow tree. The man called for Roosevelt to shoot and kill the bear, Roosevelt refused, saying it would be unsportsmanlike, but that they should kill the bear to put it out of its misery. The incident turned into a political cartoon. …

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