Animal Husbandry, Crime, Cruelty, Animal Behaviour
Reports on news of a salesman who was tried for severely beating an ox, but who was neither fined nor imprisoned since his act was not considered by alderman Thomas Challis to harm the animal. Doubts whether Challis could empathize with the ox and thus justify his assertion. Advises 'all butchers who work their own sweet will, unmolested, on their oxen, exchange the blue smock' for a garment which Punch calls the 'Cruelty Wrapper'.
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