Legh Richmond. A Sermon on the Sin of Cruelty towards the Brute Creation. 1801 – What opinion then are we to form of those amusements, whose very foundation is laid in barbarity and bloodshed ? and where mobs are collected together to riot and feast in the unrestrained indulgence of a cruel appetite ? Such practices are much better calculated for training up men to be partakers in the bloody rites of Moloch, than disciples of a merciful and benevolent Saviour. They ought therefore in every place, and in every variety of appearances they may assume, to be discouraged and suppressed as nurseries of vice, corruption, and impiety.