Punch, 58 (1870), 168.
Horses and their Torturers
Societies, Display, Geology, Animal Behaviour, Cruelty
Notes that at a recent meeting of the Royal Society there was a display of the sharp granite pieces used in mending London streets. Considers these to be 'Instruments of Horse-Torture in the Nineteenth-Century'. Hopes that the next meeting of the society will include a display of 'a fragment of the heart of a Vestryman', which is hard enough to allow horses to traverse hard granite streets. Also hopes this will lead to the indictment of vestrymen for their cruelty.
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