What is actually Blood Sport?

 Blood sport is a category of sport or entertainment that involves any sport or entertainment that causes bloodshed in any games, sport or contest involving bloodshed and defined  as a sport or contests as hunting or cockfighting involving bloodshed which may be further exampled by human-baiting as a blood sport involving the baiting of human or human-animal blood sport exampled by the ancient Roman Ludi. Blood sport includes coursing, combat sport such as cockfighting and dog fighting or other activities of human-animal blood sport. These are usually involves blood being drawn and often result in the death of one or more animals.

List of the blood sport

  • Boxing
  • Fox tossing
  • Rat baiting
  • Monkey baiting
  • Human baiting
  • Bull baiting
  • Coursing
  • Cock throwing

Fox tossing 

 popular competitive blood sport  in parts of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, which involved throwing live foxes and other animals high into the air.Fox tossing would take place in an arena, usually either created by setting up a circle of canvas screens in the open or by using the courtyard of a castle or palace. Two people would stand six to seven and a half meters (20 to 25 feet) apart, holding the ends of a webbed or cord sling which was laid flat on the ground. An animal such as a fox would then be released from a cage or trap and driven through the arena, across the sling. As it crossed the sling the tossers pulled hard on the ends, throwing the animal high into the air.The highest throw would win the contest; expert tossers could achieve throws of as high as 7.5 m (24 ft). On occasion, several slings were laid in parallel, so that the animal would have to run the gauntlet of several teams of tossers.

Monkey baiting

Monkey baiting is a blood sport, involving the baiting of monkeys.The English were always keen for something new to challenge their dog fighting breed. This resulted in rather strange fights, in part with completely surprising outcomes. ‘Dog versus Monkey’ was shown to be such a match-up.These monkey gladiators proved to be a formidable opponent for the canine warrior, owners and handlers of fighting dogs frequently underestimated the monkey’s abilities. The monkey’s intelligence, dexterity, unorthodox fighting style and gameness proved to be overwhelming for many canine opponents

Rat baiting

Rat baiting is also considered as blood sport involving the baiting of rats in a pit. its was a popular sport until the beginning of the 20th century. Rat baiting involved filling a pit with rats and then placing bets on how long it would take for a terrier to kill them all




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