Punch,  30 (1856), 27.

The Effects of Eating Horse-Meat



Reportage, Spoof


Nutrition, Animal Behaviour, Human Development, Evolution

    Reports on a 'Professor in Berlin' who, having been a 'hippophagist' or eater of horsemeat for ten years, has developed the behaviour and physical features of a horse. Concludes by observing that while it is 'impossible to say' whether his transformation into a horse 'will proceed further', 'all the most learned philosophers of Berlin' agree 'that this singular absorption of the man in the animal is entirely owing to the practice [...] of eating horse's flesh'.

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