A bystander during a Royal Marines ceremonial parade in Portsmouth 'felt very upset' when she saw the head and legs of the tiger pelt the drummer was wearing.
Sonia Livingstone, a Reading-based civil servant, told the Express: 'It's head and legs were clearly visible and I just felt very upset.
'Surely we should not be using animal skin when they are in such danger.
'There is just no need for it in 2019.'So they patiently explained tradition and ceremony to her, yes?
A military source said: 'Band majors already practice with synthetic skins. Real skins can last for decades but must be cared for and used sparingly.
'Though they haven't been hunted for many years the decision has been made to end the use of real fur for this.'
A Royal Navy spokesman confirmed real fur is 'being replaced by synthetic versions as and when required'.We're doomed.