Traditionally, the term bloodsport, or commonly, “blood sports,” refers to sporting activities that involve humans inflicting pain on animals through their own agency or through the actions of other animals in the context of a game or agonistic contest. Such activities include cockfighting, dog fighting, bear baiting, hare or deer coursing, gander pulling, and eel pulling. Traditional activities such as fox hunting and hunting, per se, besides being complex subjects in their own right, are usually only considered blood sports by animal advocates ...

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