Did You Know... In 1386, a pig was publicly tried and executed for murder?

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child. It was given full legal representation and provided human clothing for trial.

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Trail of a pig

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In 1386 in Falaise, Normandy, France. A pig  was sentenced to be 'mangled and maimed in the head and forlegs, and then to be hanged,' for having torn the face and arms of a child and thus caused its death.

As if to make the travesty of justice complete, the sow was dressed in man's clothes and executed on the public square near the city hall at the expense to the state of ten sous and ten deniers, besides a pair of gloves to the hangman.

At Pulse Ghana, we, however, do wonder what the verdict was in 1386 about eating "murderer".



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