beating dead horsies...

Murray Fletcher fletchm at AGRIC.NSW.GOV.AU
Wed Dec 13 09:38:22 CST 1995

On Tue, 12 Dec 1995, Timothy S. Ross wrote:

>         The "Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Horse Carcasses"
> (SPCHC) regrets a portion of a message recently posted on Taxacom.  Ever
> since the days of the Roman Empire, horse corpses have been unnecessarily
> flogged ("Equi stiffi multi-smackati sunt...").  On behalf of dead horses
> everywhere, might we suggest that another mammal be chosen.  Warm fuzzies
> that seem to escape this oppression include wombats, echidnas, galagoes,
> agoutis, kinkajous, okapis, wolverines, aye-ayes, binturongs, margays,
> gnus, elephant shrews, potoes, pandas, pangolins, and alpacas, to name a
> few.  Your consideration of this matter will be greatly appreciated.
>                                         Mammalially Yours,
>                                           The SPCHC.

Actually, pangolins make good floggers with which to flog dead horses,
although platypuses/platypi/platypods or beavers are better.

Murray F.

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