Urge EU to Stop Subsidising Bullfights Using Taxpayers' Money

The European Union is spending £110 million per year to support farmers who rear bulls for bullfights. The EU has also renovated bullrings and is being urged by the Spanish government to recognise bullfighting as representative of Europe's cultural heritage.

A bullfighting arena in Spain"The organisers of bullfights in Spain have told me that they love the EU because they now receive enough subsidies to kill 15 or 16 animals in a fiesta rather than the traditional one or two", says Tony Moore of Fight Against Animal Cruelty in Europe, according to an article by the Daily Mail's Danny Penman.

Moore adds, "The EU is supporting the torturing to death of bulls in the bullring and countless other animals in village 'blood fiestas'. I find it absolutely disgusting that a proportion of my tax goes to support animal abuse. It makes a mockery of the EU's own animal welfare laws and it has to stop".

Bullfighting is a cruel blood sport that should have been relegated to the history books a long time ago. No matter what its history is, bullfighting consists of the torture, mutilation and slaughter of animals for entertainment. Please write to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan today and ask to put a halt to subsidies for this blood sport.


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