Inktober prompt for today – “bait”
Badger-baiting is where badgers are baited with dogs.
A baiting session typically results in the death of the badger, and possibly serious injuries to the dogs. It used to be a popular event held after church on Sunday.
When the badger can’t fight any longer it is killed by stabbing or beating to death with a shovel. Aren’t humans just the loveliest creatures?
Whilst this may sound like a story from the dark ages, someone was sentenced for it just last year and this illegal barbaric entertainment continues to this day in Britain and Ireland.
This was painted with Pentel black ink on 1557 180gsm bright white heavy paper.
Image source : Unsplash Vincent van Zalinge