Sport: 50-50 Fight

Because fighting Spanish bulls have refused to splinter their horns against humanely steel-armored horses in the bull ring (TIME, Mar. 7), five new types of rubber, canvas and fibre armor were tried out, last week, at Madrid. Bull horns gored deeply through all but the fibre armor, killing four out of the eight horses on which the protective armor was tried out. Madrid bullfight fans howled disapproval of the whole proceeding.

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