Bull baiting

Related to Bull baiting: Bear baiting
the practice of baiting bulls, or rendering them furious, as by setting dogs to attack them.

See also: Bull

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It's why badger baiting and bull baiting were made illegal, and the pursuit and killing of otters, by the same throwbacks who hunt foxes, was banned as late as the 1970s.
This short account of eighteenth-century bull baiting in Dublin provides not only a short excursion into street language (translation provided) but also a fascinating portrayal of the relationship between humans and the animals they exploit for sport.
In the era of the first legislation that saw the demise of bull baiting and cockfighting, for example, fox hunting's privileged status is given by May as the result of class distinction.
Actually, there was an exception to the rule - bull baiting.
Staffordshire bull terriers are the modern descendants of the old bull and terriers breed, used in bear and bull baiting until the mid–1800s.
Opposition to football led to the Alnwick Improvement Act of 1822, which banned street games including football, bull baiting, "cock throwing" and bonfires.
To hunt, to guard, to chase vermin, to be a companion and even to fight other animals - bulldogs were used for bull baiting until the pastime was outlawed in England in 1835.
I, perhaps naively, thought that bull baiting and bull fighting no longer went on.
In the 18th century, the junction where the Nye Bevan statue is situated, was called the bull ring and bull baiting took place.
When bear and bull baiting was outlawed in the 1830s, breeders crossed this dog with English terriers for a smaller, more agile animal created specifically for dog fighting.
He was born in abject poverty in a Honley in which violence, drunkenness, bull baiting and dog-fighting were common aspects of life.