Dog Whippers of the Church

They whipped dogs and woke you up with their stick.

Dog Whipper Statue in the Netherlands, Wikimedia Commons

The present-day Catholic Church is quite different from how it was between the 16th and 17th Centuries.

One radical difference was that masses were celebrated even with lots of different animals around, despite the capacity for these animals to cause a ruckus every now and then.

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Ben Kageyama

Ben Kageyama

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