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How you can help end bloodsport of bullfighting

Published 28/10/2015

Today - October 28 - a vote takes place in the European Parliament that could deal a devastating blow to the cruel practice of bullfighting.

Each year, £110m in EU funding goes to support farmers who rear bulls for bullfights. This is taxpayers' money being used to subsidise one of the most horrific forms of animal cruelty.

According to a 2013 report compiled by Spanish MEPs, "without such backing bullfighting itself would probably be on the brink of financial collapse".

Last year, a motion calling for the scrapping of the subsidies was defeated by a narrow margin.

This week, hopefully, MEPs will vote in the European Parliament to end the financial backing of bullfighting.

Bullfighting is an affront to all civilised values.

Anyone who opposes bullfighting should lobby his/her MEP to back the motion to end the subsidies and consign this nightmarish bloodsport to history.

JOHN FITZGERALD

Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports

Belfast Telegraph

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