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Even in 1900, a promoter hoping to stage a bullfight in Minneapolis knew he’d have to deal with the local humane society. And so a man named Hugh McFarlane floated a modification involving armored horses and bulls with brass-tipped horns. The Tribune, alerted to the scheme, asked the mayor for his opinion. He provided a great line-in-the-bullring quote, but it would have been more interesting to hear from the SPCA.