Apple-Sauce for the Gun-Club
Cruelty, Animal Behaviour, Class
Responds to the argument that pigeon-shooting is 'not more cruel than game-shooting' and is therefore not objectionable. Agrees that pigeon-shooting is as sportsman-like as game-shooting if the latter means 'battue', and points out that so many other blood sports (including cock-fighting and bear-baiting) are far more cruel than pigeon-shooting even though they are considered acceptable sports. Concludes by suggesting that for these reasons 'the Roughs' have grounds for reviving the old English sport of pigeon-shooting and thus be on par with 'the Swells'.
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