And here goes the bullfighting in Spain in 2012 where we can see in many area it have been stopped and declared as banned.
The killing of sacred bull was essential central iconic act of Mithras .The oldest representation of what seems to be a man facing a bull is on the celtiberian tombstone from Clunia and the cave painting "El toro de hachos", both found in Spain.
Same was shown in 1937 stamp from Greece shown below
Spanish-style bullfighting is called corrida de toros (literally "running of bulls")
In the traditional way 3 matadores each fights with 2 bulls which are of weight not less than 460kg and ages between 4 to 6 . Each matador has six assistants—two picadores ("lancers on horseback") mounted on horseback, three banderilleros – who along with the matadors are collectively known as toreros ("bullfighters") – and a mozo de espadas ("sword page"). Collectively they comprise a cuadrilla ("entourage").
Here is a full set of spanish bull fight 16v set issued in 1960 on the Feb 29
15c Lidian Bull
20c, Rounding up bulls.
25c, Running with the bulls,
30c, Bull entering arena
50c bull fighting with cape
70c bullfighting with bandarillas
80c,1p,1.4p,1.5p fighting with muleta in various poses
1.8c mounted bullfighters placing bandarillas
5p 19th century bullfighter,bullring
Sources and picture courtesy: wiki
More info can be found @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullfighting