I recently read that government is cracking down on finch fighting.
It is good to see that our government is ending this plague.
The office was originally delegated to stop French fighting, but had no work since Joan of Arc was burned.
I think George Will is right on this point:
The historian Macaulay famously said that the Puritans opposed bearbaiting not because it gave pain to the bears but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. The Puritans were right: Some pleasures are contemptible because they are coarsening. They are not merely private vices, they have public consequences in driving the culture’s downward spiral.