Punch,  63 (1872), 41.

A Cad on Cruelty to Animals



Poetry, Satire


Cruelty, Animal Behaviour, Class, Crime

    Possessing the accent of an English cad, the author describes how the 'Nobillaty and Gentery' have two gun clubs, and shoot pigeons at Wormwood Scrubs and at Hurlingham Park. Callously insists that 'The Pidgeons ain't of No Account / If their Leggs and Wings is broke' and points out that since dog-fighting and badger-baiting are illegal, pigeons are 'Priviledged Creeters in the Site / Of the Blessèd British Lawr'.

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