Sport: Puncture-Proof

A time-honored but unpleasant feature of bullfighting, national sport of Spain, is that phase of the performance wherein a picador enters the ring, mounted on a horse of small intrinsic value, and cajoles the bull into attacking his horse after he (the picador) has dismounted. The horse, unarmed, nude, often blind, invariably suffers heavy losses in an encounter of this kind. The bull gores him until tired; a team of mules then drag his remains to cover.

The rising generation of Spaniards, suffering from the taunts of soft tender-hearted foreigners, has objected. They wish...

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