barristerial sheep, woolly judges & anthropomorphism . . . huh?


At first blush you might think it was a flock of sheep but, no, it’s just the gathering of 2015 Silks or Queens Counsel (QC) in full bottomed wigs at the Silk Ceremony.


The judicious full-bottomed powdered wig perfectly suited to a woolly sheep judge. Chuckled when my Australian friend, Cindy (who lives in Minnesota, USA), saw this image.& judiciously observed, “oh it must be a Judge from New Zealand!”

You do know, don’t you, that in Australia we have kangaroo judges presiding over kangaroo courts?



Bewigged and judicious in full-bottomed wig


Membaas of the Baa




On a more serious note, what about animal rights and anthropomorphization?

Anthropomorphism: how much humans and animals share is still contested

Anthropomorphism and Its Adverse Effects on the Distress and Welfare of Companion Animals

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