Bearbaiting

Everyone who knows me half-decent knows that I have a reverence for bears (and cats). The previous sentence does not make the next paragraph any more or less illuminating though.

“Bearbaiting

A popular form of entertainment in 16th-century England. A bear was tied to a stake, and trained dogs were set upon it. Other variations included a bull tied to a stake and a pony with an ape tied to his back.

Thought this embarassing practice became antiquated long ago? Guess again!

p.25, The Know-It-All, Jacobs

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