4 FEBRUARY 1882, Page 3

Dr. B. W.Richardson presided this day week at a meeting

held at the rooms of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for the purpose of improving the methods of the slaughter-houses of the United Kingdom, by establishing public slaughter-houses, with an efficient daily inspection. We heartily wish the movement success. Here, at least, there need be no controversy; for it can be nobody's interest to give the animals slaughtered for food any pain which they can be spared ; and it ought to be, and we trust is, everybody's interest to secure the food he needs at the least possible cost of pain and terror to the poor creatures which provide it.