Punch,  9 (1845), 127.

Tears at Gotha





Hunting, Animal Species, Amateurism, Morality

    Responds to a report in the Standard about Queen Victoria, who, while visiting Gotha, wept at the sight of deer hunting. Following Victoria's argument that the hunting of an otter was 'counterbalanced by a knowledge of his propensities', the writer holds that although some animals should be killed 'for our comforts', amateurs such as Prince Albert should not be 'in at the death'.

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