Nicholas Stoker, the so called sport of cock fighting
is a heinous crime and a cruel and unmanly game, even if it is still sometimes practised by your betters.
The prize money offered when cock fighting
was staged was quite decent and one of the ways of funding that was to sell as much drink as possible.
Bull baiting went 200 years ago and since then we have seen legislation to outlaw bear baiting, dog fighting, cock fighting
and badger baiting.
As we start the 21st century we look back to our predecessors who did what was morally and ethically right for society in banning previously accepted activities such as cock fighting
, bull baiting and dog fighting.
BRITAIN'S barbaric days of legal cock fighting
may have long gone but there is one surviving relic of the gory era.
Looking back at history those that ruled have always legalised their own nasty blood sports but outlawed public cruelty such as bear baiting and cock fighting
by the masses.
Fiona Squib, inspector with the Louth SPCA, said: "We know cock fighting
goes on in places all over Ireland and that there is big money passing hands, there can be thousands of euro at stake.
The RSPCA was then contacted and a warrant was executed at the 19-year-old's Middleton St George home where badger baiting DVDs were found, as well as footage of cock fighting
So was badger and bull-baiting, cock fighting
and otter hunting, which, incredibly, continued until the 1970s.
The SSPCA's investigation team have uncovered evidence of dog fighting, badger baiting and cock fighting
are a growing phenomenon in Scotland.
Bear baiting, cock fighting
, prize fights and other similar pursuits were the order of the day and crowds used to assemble, not to go to church, but to watch such events on Honley Moor.
Lively accounts of bull baiting and cock fighting
pits create a colourful depiction of life for our ancestors.