Punch,  61 (1871), 184.

Caterpillars and Clowns



Reportage, Spoof


Agriculture, Cruelty, Pharmaceuticals

    Discusses an extract describing how the provincial council of Brabant in Belgium has asked landowners to clear their trees and other foliage of caterpillars and other insects. Explains that British farmers might do the same using insecticide on sale from druggists' shops and small bellows for spraying the insecticide. Suggests that 'idle boys' could do this work and considers that this is better than farmers encouraging sparrow clubs that destroy birds and thereby remove one of the chief deterrents of pests.

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