From Seville in Spain comes this Reuter's photograph which captures the action, danger and horror of the bullfight. I have witnessed many fights on my travels to Europe and remember them with a combination of excitement and disgust.
I guess this 'sport', which is heavily stacked in favour of the matador, is a remnant of the gladiatorial contests in the Colliseum of Rome when men fought against man and beast for the entertainment of the bloodthirsty crowd. I've seen bulls killed and, occasionally, men seriously injured by those flashing horns.
That such a bloody spectacle still survives is testament to the fact that we humans, in the main, have made little progress.
Bloodlust is in our nature!