THE Oxford Mail recently carried a photograph (July 11) of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, northern Spain, as if it were some kind of entertaining spectator sport.

The reality is that this is just another display of human brutality and primitive degradation on a grand scale.

‘Fighting’ bulls are naturally placid, vegetarian animals which are beaten and tortured mentally and physically in order to make them aggressive.

It is not ‘brave’ to ‘fight’ such a creature.

This kind of behaviour goes to prove how far humanity has yet to evolve before it becomes accepted in universal terms of intelligent life.

EDWARD SANDERSON, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford