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Through the Lens of History: Vision 12: “Bear Baiting, Cockfighting and Ratting, Oh My!” Animal Blood Sports

13 June, 2010

Through the Lens of History: Using History for Better Gaming
Vision 12: “Bear Baiting, Cockfighting and Ratting, Oh My!
Animal Blood Sports

Cock-fighting and bear-baiting, may raise the spirit of a company, just as drinking does, but they will never improve the conversation of those who take part in them.”
-Dr. Johnson

Entertainment has consisted of different things in different ages. For all of the modern complaints about violent movies and video games, entertainments were often brutal, nastier and much bloodier in earlier eras.  Blood sports that pit animals against each other, often to the death, have been around for almost as long as we have recorded history and -unfortunately- continue to this day.

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