Tag Archives: cruelty to animals

This time it’s the gabby cabby

By coincidence another cab-related case from 1862 that I just had to share. This time it seems as if the boot is on the other foot. There is more than a hint of irony that after driving like a crazy … Continue reading

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Beastliness and mischief – St Brice’s Day

Firstly St Brice — usual story; orphan boy picked up by a priest. Grown up bad, Brice, or Britius to call him by his given name, sealed his reputation as a man who had not yet seen the light of … Continue reading

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“The pheasant flies a great deal faster than he appears to do”

Reading this book review from 1895 will almost certainly anger practitioners of what is now called animal rights. It will cause bird protection societies to tut tut about how unfeelingly cruel were our ancestors. And of course the class warriors … Continue reading

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