Punch,  32 (1857), 172.

Bad News for Donkeys



News-Commentary, Drollery


Animal Development, Nutrition

    Noting the 'fruitful' discussion among naturalists 'from Cuvier to Sam Weller' concerning a donkey's age, observes that all 'informed authorities' agree on its extraordinary length. Warns 'friends of the ass' of an article in the Union announcing the formation of a society for eating the flesh of young asses, an institution which will shorten the lives of donkeys.

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