Punch, 56 (1869), 225.
A Shot at the Gun Club
Hunting, Ornithology, Government, Politics, Cruelty
Praising Parliament for passing 'a good law for the prevention of cruelty to Sea-birds', calls on statesmen to consider the plight of 'certain land-birds', including skylarks, who are imprisoned in cages on London streets, and pigeons, who are shot by members of the Gun Club. Urges the establishment of an act for creating a 'close time' for hunted birds, and concludes by lamenting that wounded birds are often left to suffer.
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