Punch,  57 (1869), [119].

"Am Not I a Brute and a Brother?"

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Illustration, Drollery

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Cruelty, Animal Husbandry, Morality

    Responding to debate concerning the cruelty inflicted on cattle during their transportation to England, this illustration shows an ox standing in front of a herd of cattle. It has collapsed forwards and is about to be struck by a drover with a long stick. The ox utters the words of the title of the illustration, parodying the motto of the anti-slavery movement, 'Am I not a Man and a Brother?'. Here the ox takes the part of the oppressed black slave.

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