The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)

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Von Amira draws a sharp line of technical distinction between Thierstrafen and Thierpro cesse; the former were capital punishments ih flicted by secular tribunals upon pigs, cows, horses, and other domestic animals as a penalty for homicide; the latter were judicial proceedings instituted by ecclesiastical courts against rats, mice, locusts, weevils, and other vermin in order to prevent them from devouring the crops, and to expel them from orchards, vineyards, and culti vated fields by means of exorcism and excom munication. Animals, which were in the service of man, could be arrested, tried, convicted and executed, like any other members of his house hold: it was, therefore, not necessary to summon them to appear in court at a specified time to answer for their conduct, and thus make them.

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ISBN: 9781330280966
ISBN-10: 1330280962
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: November 20th, 2018
Pages: 402
Language: English