Defences to Crime; The Adjudged Cases in the American and English Reports Wherein the Different Defenses to Crimes Are Contained. with Notes ...

Defences to Crime; The Adjudged Cases in the American and English Reports Wherein the Different Defenses to Crimes Are Contained. with Notes ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... and were in a most exhausted condition. He caused the birds to be removed from the box into a larger one, and after they had been supplied with water they seemed to revive, and were forwarded to their destination. He considered that they were too closely packed. A porter at the Herne Hill Station, whose attention had been called to the birds by respondent, proved that he heard them squeaking and makinga peculiar noise, and that one of the servants of the railway company gave them some cold water, of which they drank about two saucers full with a relish, and did not cry out afterwards, but seemed to be quite happy and contented. Upon these facts it was contended, on the part of the appellant, that there was no evidence of cruelty upon which he should be convicted, that these being foreign, unacclimatized parrots, were not animals within the meaning of the said statute; that no offense had been committed by the appellant within the jurisdiction of the Lambert Police Court, and that the appellant had not committed any offense. The magistrate held that the box was of a sufiicient size and proper construction, and that the birds were not too closely packed, but he was of opinion that an offense had been committed, -and it was cruelty to send birds during hot weather in the box used by the appellant, without water, in a journey of several hours, and convicted the appellant of the offense, and adjudged him to pay a fine of 10s. together with 2s. for costs. The magistrate held that the parrots were animals within the meaning of the statute, and that the appellant had committed an offense within the jurisdiction of the said court. The opinion of the court was asked whether the above contentions of the appellant were right in point of law, the..show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802128
  • 9781236802125