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CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
JAMES MACAULAY, M.A.
SUCCESSOR TO WAUGH AND INNES;
THOMAS CHALMERS, D.D., LL.D.,
CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE FRENCH INSTITUTE,
PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH,
“A Prize of Twenty Sovereigns, offered to the Students of the Theological Faculty, for the best Essay on Cruelty to Animals,' was awarded to JAMES Macaulay, M. A.”
Extracted from the Edinburgh University Prize List, 1839.
[The above prize was given by Mrs Gibson of Edinburgh, the benevolent foundress of endowments for the preaching of Annual Sermons on this subject in several of the principal towns of Scotland.]
SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.
INTRODUCTION--Statement of the subject, &c.
Origin and extent of the dominion of man over the
lower animals--Power of man acquired and main-
Motives and reasons for a kind and merciful use of the
absolute authority with which man has been in-
(A) Objective or external motives to humanity, drawn
from considerations connected with the animals,
the benefits derived from them--From their