Dog-Spinning is a ritual performed in Bulgaria in which a dog is suspended above water on a rope. The dog is spun rapidly until the rope unwinds. Via care2
2. Pigs of Gods
Pigs of Gods festival is an annual celebration in Sanxia, Taiwan. During this tradition, pigs are fed a copious amount of food until they are no longer able to move. They are then weighed, slaughtered and displayed publicly. Via odditycentral
3. Day of the Geese
Day of the Geese is a competition that takes place in Spain where participants attempt to decapitate geese which are suspended on a rope above the harbor. The winner gets to keep the goose as a prize. Germany has a similar tradition. Via odditycentral
Rat-Baiting was a traditional blood sport in UK in the early to mid 1800’s. During the competition rats were placed into a pit with a dog. The competing dog had to kill as many rats as it did weigh. The quickest time and number of rats determined the winner.Via Wikipedia
Cat-Burning was a form of entertainment in 17th Century Paris, France. People would gather dozens of cats hoist them into the air over a bonfire. You know, just for laughs.Via Wikipedia
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