Hampton L. Carson (1852-1929) on the Punishment of Animals

Animal Ethics

Noblemen in armour, proud dames in velvet and feathers, priests in cassock and cowl, falconers with hawks upon their wrists, huntsmen with hounds in leash, aged men with their staves, withered hags with their baskets or reticules, children of all ages and even babes in arms were among the spectators. The criminal was not a human being, but a sow, which had indulged in the evil propensity of eating infants on the street.