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Friday, January 05, 2007

Bear Baiting

Did you know that bear baiting is apparently still going on? Or at least, was still going on as of 2003. Wow.

  • At 1/05/2007 05:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    I'm disgusted with myself because the first reaction I had to this photo was, "God, that looks like a pretty rough job interview."

    As if anyone needed more evidence that the academic job market generates compulsive, solipsistic, and quasi-pathological behavior.


  • At 1/06/2007 04:11:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    Horrifying: "Pakistan wildlife expert Inayat Chaudry, who undertook the survey, uncovered for the first time a network of hunters, wildlife dealers, gypsy bear owners and land owners which enabled bear baiting to thrive. And he revealed how the bears, whose teeth and claws were removed, were virtually defenseless against an onslaught from as many as eight dogs in one day."

    Not that I'm looking to see dogs mauled, but this hardly seems fair. Bears in the Renaissance still had their teeth and claws, right? Or has my understanding of early modern bear baiting been wrong all these years?


  • At 3/11/2009 02:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    This is disgusting and NEEDS TO STOP. It is animal cruelty at its worst.



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