Punch,  43 (1862), 167.

Lectures for Ruffians



News-Commentary, Drollery


Cruelty, Animal Behaviour, Crime, Human Development

    Supports the recent decision of a magistrate to punish severely 'two fellows' for 'certain acts of cruelty to animals', but feels that the punishment should be 'administered in the most calm and argumentative form, that of a sort of Lecture'. Describes how Professor Punch would do this, by explaining that whipping produces pain, and demonstrating the claim by whipping the villain until he understands.

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