Cambridgeshire MEP votes to stop taxpayer-funded subsidy for Spanish bullfighting

Vicky Ford

Vicky Ford - Credit: Contributed

Local Euro MP Vicky Ford has voted to stop British taxpayers cash going towards supporting Spanish bull fighting.

The East of England MEP was voting in today’s (Thursday) vote on the EU’s budget for 2016.

The amendment she supported will stop money from the EU budget being released from the Common Agricultural Policy for the controversial blood sport.

Mrs Ford commented: “It is an outrage that this activity has been supported for years by the taxpayers from the UK and across Europe. This is something that Conservative MEPs have consistently voted to end.”

“I believe that most rational people across the East of England would be shocked to know that their hard-earned money is being used to prop up this outdated activity. Many people find this sport to be abhorrent and it is not permitted in the UK. In the past 10 days I have had hundreds of emails from people across Cambridgeshire asking me to help stop the subsidy.”

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“It’s up to the Spanish people to decide the future of bullfighting in their own country but they should not be allowed to prop up its financing with cash from other countries.”

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