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33 Animals 1 (1900-1901)

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I would  not enter on my  list of friends,
Though  graced  with polished manners and  fine sense,
Yet wanting  sensibility, the man
Who   needlessly sets foot upon a worm.-CowPER.

Vol.   33.                                       Boston, June, 1900.                                                      No. 1.

                      [Used by kind permission of the New York Journal.]

  I have often said, as I am sure would be re-
called by the friends who have heard me speak,
that among the shocking and heart-rending scenes
of the battlefield the screams of the wounded horses
lingered more painfully in my ears, if possible, than
the moans of the wounded men.
  They die slow and hard if left to themselves,
and I myself have seen the vultures hovering and
tearing at them while life yet remained,

  In London  correspondence  to our Associated
Press we  find a description by Julian Ralph of
a ride to Bloemfontein in the wake of Roberts'
army, from which we take the following:
I  saw ahead of me a swarm of vultures soaring in as
thick a cloud as if they had been moths. As I drew near I
noticed that the bulk of each one's body was very great.
On the ground, where there were two score waddling about,
they seemed even larger.
  They marked the outer edge of the great and horrid field
of carnage. Many dead horses lay on the veldt, and these
birds were eating some and perching on the backs of others,

  They were to be my constant compan-
ions for three days. I was to see hundreds
upon hundreds of them and never once by
day fail to see them. Yet there were not
enough of them to make away with all the
food that war had given them.
  Of all the pitiful, heart-rending sights
I have ever seen, none has compared to this
view of hundreds upon hundreds of dead and
dying horses on this one hundred miles of
war's promenade.
The  poor beasts had done no man any
harm - in fact, each one had been a man's
reliance -and to see them shattered by shell
and then ripped open by vultures, often before
they were dead, was enough to snap the ten-
derest chords in one's breast. For some rea-
son hundreds had dragged themselves to the
main road and there had died either in the
track of the wagons or by the side.
  My companion used to turn and look back
at these dying horses to find that they were
stilf straining their sad eyes after the cart.
Then he would say: ' He is looking at us yet.
Oh, it makes me sick. Look, he is staring at
us like a guilty conscience.'
For  my  part I would not look behind.
Heaven knows it was bad ahead, where horses
stumbled and fell from weakness while the
horrible vultures swept in circles over them,
eager to rend their living flesh.
  Reading  the  above we   can only
add : cursed be  war, and cursed  be
those who seek to promote war.
                 GEO.  T. ANGELL.

  Do you think more of the sufferings
of horses than men in war, Mr. Angell?
  Answer.   No, but don't you think
somebody   ought  to speak  for the
horses?  Men  can choose whether  to
go to war or not. They have hospitals,
and ambulances,  and the Red  Cross.
Horses  are compelled to  go.  They
must suffer and die on battlefields and
by  slow starvation.  They  have no
compensation  in this world, and no
relief from suffering but death.

  In our May paper under the head of
A  Rainbow in the Clouds of War we

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