Spirit of Humanity, and the Animal's Friend

Spirit of Humanity, and the Animal's Friend : Extracted from the Productions of the Enlightened and Benevolent of Various Ages and Climes (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Spirit of Humanity, and the Animal's Friend: Extracted From the Productions of the Enlightened and Benevolent of Various Ages and Climes In cruelty, as in luxury and other vices, custom and pre judice will vary our opinions of the precise limit which should be prescribed by moral rectitude. Some senti ments contained in this book may be deemed fastidious or whimsical by certain readers, for instance, by the sportsmen. But is there no difference between an animal's suffering, for several hours, the extreme of terror, toil, and pain, or its being dispatched at once? Or, between a sentient creature lingering in torture for days, and at last expiring of its wounds, its young also perishing with hunger, or its being seasonably and instantly killed by the unerring aim of the rifle or fowling piece? Are there not sufficient sources of exercise, excitement and amusement, without those refinements in cruelty which often render sports and barbarity synonymous? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 417g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243187270
  • 9780243187270