bear-baiting


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bear-baiting

(formerly) an entertainment in which dogs attacked and enraged a chained bear
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Chapters follow on 'The Playhouses' (open-air playing venues from the Red Lion [1567] to the Hope [1613]); 'The Theatres' (indoor venues from St Paul's [1575] to Salisbury Court [1629]); 'Other Venues', including the London-area royal palaces and the Inns of Court; and 'Animal-Baiting Arenas', namely the six different Bankside bear-baiting venues mentioned above.
Bear-baiting contests take place between four and six times a year, according to Four Paws, who say they have evidence Royal Canin sponsored more than one event.
And the "sport" for children, which has been compared to bear-baiting and cockfighting, is set to spread to Britain and Ireland.
True, there is animal cruelty all over the world from bear-baiting and dog-fighting to seal-clubbing and elephant-poaching.
They also advocated why do animal rights activists care more about animals and not about people, the importance of a meat-free diet, plight of the industrial farm animals and what should we as citizens do about it, the cruel practice of bear-baiting, whale hunting, untreated rabies in stray dogs, the inhumane treatment meted out to laboratory animals etc.
Banned pastimes included bull-baiting, bear-baiting, and 'Bowling'.
These include factory farming in New Zealand, Scotland and England, bears being kept in concrete pits in Japan and bear-baiting in Pakistan.
The beasts were due to be savaged by dogs for the entertainment of crowds at a sick bear-baiting extravaganza.
He has protested over illegal meat imports, animal testing of drugs, abuse of bears in China, bear-baiting in Pakistan and slaughter of cats and dogs for food in the Far East.
Philip Henslowe, however, evidently did not, and against his career as a supporter of playing through nearly thirty years should be set his equally long-running support for bear-baiting.
How profoundly depressing it was to see the bear-baiting headlines about the art commissions and other subcontracts for the assembly building.
Whether it justified a long diversion on bull-dogs and bear-baiting is another question.