A chronological list of excommunications and prosecutions of animals from the 9th to the 19th century
Bamboat | Mitchell
Electrocuting the ElephantThe March of the TermitesThe People v. The Cock of Basel
The downloadable PDF is part of the appendix pages of the book “Criminal Prosecution and the Capital Punishment of Animals" by E.P. Evans published in 1906. Appendix includes descriptions of source material and an extensive list of documented trials of animals from 800–1906 AD.
The slideshow below features collaged Xerox transfers created by Alexis Kyle Mitchell and Sharlene Bamboat to represent each letter of Evans’ lengthy inventory. In lieu of visual source material documenting the trials, the artists offer these images.