Did you know that witch hunts still happen? They do, and the details can get pretty darn gruesome and horrific.
I just found a post by Mrs. B. about 30 Days of Advocacy to End Witch-Hunts. I highly suggest that you go to her blog and read the first post on the subject here.
The "burning times" didn't really end. Or maybe they did, for a time, but they started up again. And just like in the "burning times" that us Pagans talk about, most who are accused of witchcraft and tortured and killed because of that accusation usually aren't witches.