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In case anyone wonders, I have removed panthers from the list used in the Middle Ages in England. A panther (by different uses) can be a leopard, jaguar, puma, lion, or tiger. Leopards, tigers, and lions are already listed, and pumas and jaguars would've been unavailable to England at the time - they are New World species. - Slow Graffiti 17:48, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


The article was orginally created at "Bait (dogs)". Later it was moved without discussion to "Baiting (sport)", which can mean different things, including "Shark-baiting" etc. This article pertains solely to the baiting of animals with dogs. Therefore, the article has been moved back to "Bait (dogs)", which is the most appropriate name for the article. See definition at article. Cordially SirIsaacBrock 01:52, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Opening paragraph[edit]

Could I suggest a discussion here, instead of a revert war? MikeHobday (talk) 09:39, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

to User:MisterSheik...Your writing style is in the context of Simple English Wikipedia. At Wikipedia we are allowed to use full English to describe and add context to articles. Please stop posting to my talk page, I will no longer respond to you. Chessy999 (talk) 11:59, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Chessy: If you aren't up for engaging in civil discussion about the content of an article, why are you editing this encyclopedia? I am not talking about using simple english; I am talking about using plain English. "Removing redundancy will not damage the meaning [of an article], and in most cases will strengthen it. Crisp, elegant writing demands the elimination of redundancy." The phrase "with endeavor" is clearly redundant once you have stated the motives of the dogs. Obstinately reinserting superfluous words belies an ignorance about the meaning of those words. Please don't edit the article until you're ready to discuss your changes. MisterSheik (talk) 23:04, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

I just checked this editors history, the only thing he is doing is changing articles to simple English, nothing else. Seems to go along with the theme stated on his User homepage. It seems we have a simple English radical on our hands -:) Chessy999 (talk) 02:44, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


I have moved the article back to Bait (dogs) from Animal-baiting as it is the baiting of animals using dogs only. Chessy999 (talk) 21:53, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

The term Dog-baiting is incorrect, and should be renamed to Baiting (illegal bloodsport).--Tacosunday (talk) 21:56, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

I agree with you, but the word "baiting" can mean different things see here: bait sometimes at Wikipedia we have to add words, so we can have different articles about the same thing. For instance: Siamese there are many many others. Green Squares (talk) 22:56, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

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I have another reference for animal-baiting, as opposed to dog-baiting, specifically, so I'm thinking of turning Animal baiting into an article of its own. Leo1pard (talk) 13:59, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Name confusion[edit]

Dog-Baiting could easily be confused with the same term often used (in Australia at least) in dog shows. Baiting a dog at a show is the act of carrying tid bits of food in your hand and pocked to illicit a more alert response from the dog while being shown (and to reward good behaviour). See links from a quick google search: Show dog bait training Shop selling "Show dog bait" Shop selling "dog bait bags" Dog bait training etc etc. Keetanii (talk) 08:17, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Blanked section rescue[edit]

I saved this section from blanking) here until we can decide what to do with it. Another article, Dog baiting (Australian English:? Merge with the same referent elsewhere? Is a disambiguation page in order? How about the appropriate section of the article Australian Dingo? Other ideas?Chrisrus (talk) 15:58, 14 October 2011 (UTC) How about we merge it there -> Dingo#Control_measures and then leave an "other uses" hatnote here? Chrisrus (talk) 03:00, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Alternate definition in Australian English[edit]

In Australian English, the term "Dog baiting" has another meaning. It refers to the act of leaving out poison bait to control problematic populations of wild dogs and dingos in areas where they are a problem. These programs are held in conjunction with the local Department of Primary Industry, Rural Lands Protection Board (RLPB) and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to facilitate neighbourhood dog baiting campaigns.[1]

This section is completely relevant to the article as a Google search will confirm and should not have been deleted without consensus.Cgoodwin (talk) 05:33, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
You're right if the article is about a term, but not if the article is about pitting dogs. If there were a movie and a boardgame named "dog baiting", it'd be one item on a disambiguation page. Chrisrus (talk) 17:03, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Rhinoceros Baiting[edit]

What about Rhino Baiting?
Rhino baiting
Chrisrus (talk) 05:38, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
  1. ^ "Wild dog baiting". Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Retrieved 23 August 2011.