An archived "look back" to Madrid's Royal bullfight in 1902

The use of animals as a source of entertainment continues to be a contentious subject for many people engaged in the field of animal welfare, standards of animal care, and the relevant rules ("laws").
 
So this retrieved account from the archives of "the Guardian" newspaper reporting a "Royal bullfight in Madrid" (1902) is likely to receive a variety of responses.
 
115 years ago, the reporter began this article by stating "The crowd yelled for darts provided with fire crackers to be stuck in the bull’s flanks, the crackers exploding in the animal’s flesh".
 
So what are your thoughts as you read this 115-year-old article article?