Nikon's marketing has never been the forte of the company... in this case it is pretty idiotic to have let that slip through in our age of ultra political correctness...
Actually idiocy far outweighs the issue of political correctness.
Africa is not the Dark Continent there are probably more useful and productive things going on there than anywhere else in the world.
This is not an attempt to minimize the issues of the continent as a whole - I lived there for 30 years in South Africa that had much more than its share of problems, which are not resolved by any stretch of the imagination.
Wildlife photography is definately hunting with a camera, and historically ex big-game hunters have sometimes made very fine wildlife photographers, but the bigger philosophies behind hunting and photographing wildlife are just irreconcilable.
I shoot wildlife in the knowledge that many others, potentially, will have the pleasure of doing the same with the same animal
In the context of Africa this is a much more sustainable and honest use of an extremely important resource.
Bluntly put, killing the animal as a trophy is selfish, no more and no less.
The amount of money changing hands does not alter this.
For Nikon they should be castigated for sheer stupidity and lunacy - ignorance should not be a defence here.
One billion residents of Africa, and countless animals, are owed an apology.