Punch,  55 (1868), 271.

A Little Word from a Little Bird

Poor Dicky


Letter, Spoof


Ornithology, Animal Behaviour, Crime, Government, Cruelty

    Discusses a report of a case of a 'brute' who was acquitted of unlawfully breaking the wings of a canary, and urges that maltreatment of birds should be recognised by English law as a punishable offence.

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