Bull-baiting is a blood sport involving the baiting of bulls. Bloodsport or blood sport is any Sport or Entertainment that involves violence against animals Cattle, colloquially referred to as cows, are domesticated Ungulates a member of the Subfamily Bovinae of the family In the time of Queen Anne of Great Britain, it was performed in London at Hockley-in-the-Hole, twice a week, and was reasonably common in the provincial towns. Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714 became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702 succeeding William III of England and II of London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Hockley-in-the-Hole is a location in London where Bull-baiting and Bear-baiting and similar activities were held in the 17th century and 18th century At Stamford and at Tutbury, a bull was annually hunted through the streets. Stamford is located 100 miles north of London just off the A1 which was the old Great North Road leading to York and Edinburgh. Tutbury is a large Village and Civil parish of about 3000 residents in the English county of Staffordshire.
The bull was usually placed in a specially constructed ring for the purpose, and tied to an iron stake so that it could move in an area of about 30 feet. For the retail complex in Birmingham UK see Bull Ring Birmingham. The object of the sport was for the dogs to immobilise the bull.
Before the event started, the bull's nose was usually blown full of pepper to enrage the animal before the baiting. Black pepper ( Piper nigrum) is a flowering Vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its Fruit, which is usually dried The bull was often placed in a hole in the ground. A variant of bull-baiting was "pinning the bull", where specially-trained dogs would be set upon the bull one at a time, a successful attack resulting in the dog fastening his teeth strongly in the bull's snout. A snout is the protruding portion of an animal's face consisting of its nose mouth and jaw Old English Bulldogs were used to bait bulls, in those times.
A Bill for the suppression of the practise was introduced into the British House of Commons in 1802, but was defeated by 13 votes, and it was not till the year 1835 that it was finally put down by Act of Parliament, called the Cruelty to Animals Act 1835, which forbade the keeping of any house, pit, or other place for baiting or fighting any bull, bear, dog, or other animal. The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords Year 1802 ( MDCCCII) was a Common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Year 1835 ( MDCCCXXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The Cruelty to Animals Act 1835 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (citation 5 & 6 Will