Punch,  57 (1869), 116.

Schools of Humane Science





Cruelty, Education, Class, Animal Behaviour, Hunting

    Praises Angela G Burdett-Coutts for her 'proposal to make kindness to dumb creatures a branch of education'. Challenges the notion that people whose education is deficient in this regard are from 'the bottom of the social scale', emphasizing that the 'higher classes' who shoot pigeons are no better than the yokels who enjoy 'forcing a pig through a hole which is too small for him'. Suggests that Burdett-Coutt's proposal would teach the Gun Club 'how not to shoot', and teach its members only to kill birds outright, rather than allowing birds to die from their shot wounds.

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