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cockfight

a fight between two gamecocks fitted with sharp metal spurs
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Cock fighting is illegal in Ireland but is known to take place between Easter and the end of July.
In the tranquil part of the city, the gardens were once the home to the city's Cock Pit Hill - the site of the cock fighting pit.
Many local villages had their own cock fighting pits, and the biggest was at the Hawk and Buckle in Denbigh, now at St Fagan's museum in South Wales.
Cage fighting, which is legal, has been described as the human equivalent of cock fighting.
In 1407, part of the hill was enclosed by a wall to create a deer park for private hunting and there is a trench believed to be used for cock fighting.
I imagine the same sort of people are involved in both dog fighting and cock fighting," Ms Fitzgibbon said, "We would never see a wounded cock as they fight to the death.
It is in the same league as bullfighting, bear baiting and cock fighting that were quite properly outlawed by Parliament years ago,' he said.
Bull baiting went 200 years ago and since then we have seen legislation to outlaw bear baiting, dog fighting, cock fighting and badger baiting.
As we start the 21st century we look back to our predecessors who did what was morally and ethically right for society in banning previously accepted activities such as cock fighting, bull baiting and dog fighting.
We no longer allow bear baiting or cock fighting, so why do we allow this callous spectacle to continue?
But cock fighting was certainly thought of as such in the North East of the 18th and 19th Centuries.