Protection to Juries
Animal Behaviour, Crime, Government
Draws attention to ambiguities in the wording of the bill for the prevention of cruelty to animals sponsored by John V S Townshend (Viscount Raynham), and suggests that 'the frequent proofs of asininity in the verdicts of our juries should entitle them in justice to be treated as humanely at the least as other members of the long-eared race'. Accordingly, it proposes to make it illegal to 'starve a conscientious jury who "won't go" to a decision' on the analogy with the law against injuring a donkey 'what wouldn't go'.
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