Not satisfied with the barbaric pastimes of bull spearing, and bull fighting; Spain has now added pig-sticking to it's bloodthirsty pastimes.
The pastime ( surely it is not a sport ) has made a comeback in the Spanish Region of La Mancha.
This has been brought about by a spanish estate owner Snr. Enrique Del Aguila persuading ( probably with sweeteners ) the local authorities to allow it to be practiced.
Aguila who describes himself as the ' Major Lancer Of Pig-Sticking ' says British Visitors ( toffee nosed unspeakables of the Big Game Shooting, Fox Hunting, shooting brigade) , have already participated in events on his estate.
Possibly the king of Spain who has done a bit of big game shooting in Africa will not have so far to travel for his kicks now.