An Absurdity in the Law
Disease, Animal Behaviour, Crime, Vaccination
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Discusses the problems with the legal claim that 'A Dog might bite any person once or twice without there being any remedy against the owner'. Punch laments the fact that this means that people bitten by dogs may 'not have a leg to stand on in court, unless you could duly show that there was a big dental incision in each of them'.
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