I'm hoping someone with a better memory than mine can help me out. I recall reading recently about public cat-burning being a not-uncommon form of public entertainment in Europe as recently as 400 years ago. I thought I had read it in The End of Faith, but I couldn't find it anywhere as I skimmed through it.
The point was how much our sense of morality has changed in a few centuries. With that in mind, I looked through the chapter in Dawkins' God Delusion on The Changing Moral Zeitgeist, but I didn't see it there, either.
Can anyone figure out where I might have read this? It's driving me crazy, because I want to show it to a friend of mine. If I recall correctly, there was a powerful desciption of spectators laughing as the cats screamed in pain.
Thanks in advance.