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Animal Welfare

July 14, 2009

“So concerned were the Evangelicals about cruel sports (bull and bear baiting) that in 1824 they (helped) set up a special society to campaign for their abolition (The RSPCA)…although legislation was passed in 1835 outlawing bull and bear baiting, day fights and cock-fighting, many of these practices continued, and by 1850 the RSPCA’s inspectors were bringing offenders to the courts at the rate of over 200 a year.”

Ian Bradley, The Call to Seriousness, p.102-3