From Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad of today:
Controversial photo of hunting dictator Franco published
MADRID – Nearly 35 years after his death, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo has published today a photo of Franco which depicts the dictator’s obsession with hunting well.
That the picture has resurfaced now is due to the work of historian Jose Lopez de la Franca. He was a friend of the photographer of the picture, Eduardo Matos Cuesta, and after Cuesta’s death did research in the archives of the photographer.
Franco was known to like bragging about his hunting talents. “I am the hunting world champion,” he said. Sometimes, the General neglected state affairs for weeks in order to devote himself to his beloved hobby.
A reaction on the Algemeen Dagblad site:
Maniacal killers of animals, a small step to murdering people, yet another example ..
Britain: Scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust are tracking Grey Partridges and Sparrowhawks in an attempt to discover the cause of heavy winter losses of this seriously threatened farmland bird: here.