Foreign News: Rabbit's Rights

Peers of the Realm' were mightily stirred, last week, when the House of Commons sent to the House of Lords a bill providing that county councils "shall be empowered to enter and reduce rabbits upon land adjoining cultivation," if the cultivator shall have complained of damage from the rabbits.

Clearly this measure would subvert a very foundation stone of aristocracy. If the rabbits of a duke are to be "reduced" upon mere complaint by an adjacent farmer, the sanctity of dukedoms totters in the balance.

Therefore when "that bloody rabbit bill!" came up, last week, landed and rusticating Peers bustled up to London,...

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