Punch,  56 (1869), 247.

A Case for Proper Hearing

A Tiny Terrier


Letter, Spoof


Domestic Economy, Animal Behaviour, Cruelty, Crime

    Written from the perspective of a small dog who urges Mr Punch's dog, Toby, to ask his master to 'order people not to crop the ears of little dogs', pointing out that this is a criminal offence and explaining how two 'brutes' were recently fined for committing this act. Draws attention to the fact that the 'brutes' claimed that cropping dogs' ears was a painless operation, but proceeds to present an extract of a report from a veterinary surgeon of the Royal Engineers contradicting this view. Concludes by reiterating his call to have Mr Punch stop this brutal activity.

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