Magazine article The Spectator

Banned Wagon

Magazine article The Spectator

Banned Wagon

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IF you wish to excite the disapproval of the British, there are better ways than by embarking on the slaughter of the first-born. Try instead suggesting something uncharitable be done to a dog or a cat. Some years ago this magazine ran a tongue-in-cheek piece by Jennifer Paterson featuring selected doggy recipes and received more angry letters than ever before or since. If that is the reaction from Spectator readers, whom we hope are less given to emotional response than the average Brit, imagine what a rich vein of cynophilia there is to be tapped in the rest of the population.

With this in mind, no doubt, 71 MPs have kicked off the general-election season by launching a campaign to `ban the import, export and domestic trade in dog and cat fur or in objects made with dog and cat fur'. Of all the political measures from which the nation could benefit, I have to say that this one had passed me by. …

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