Saturday, January 21, 2006

Large dogs v. beagles

Says Livingston in Pierson v. Post: "If a beast be followed with large dogs and hounds, he shall belong to the hunter, not the chance occupant; and in like manner, if he be killed or wounded with a lance or sword; but if chased with beagles only, then he passed to the captor, not to the first pursuer. If slain with a dart, a sling, or a bow, he fell to the hunter, if still in chase, and not to him who might afterwards find and seize him."

He appears to be only partially joking: he notes the virtues of this method of making the rules so arbitrary they are hard to question. I personally think this is hilarious.


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