British taxpayers' money should not be used to help fund barbaric bullfighting two UKIP MEPs have said today ahead of a crucial vote later this week.
West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge have said they will vote to thwart moves that could lead to millions of pounds in EU farm subsidies being spent on supporting farmers who raise animals for bullfights.
Commenting today, both James Carver and Bill Etheridge are urging MEPs to “band together" and vote tomorrow (October 28) to block the subsidy.
Mr Carver, said: “Bullfighting relies heavily on European funding so I am urging fellow MEPs to unite and vote against this subsidy of cruelty.
“How can it be right for British taxpayers' money to be used to help prop up this vile blood sport?
“I will vote to block this subsidy and I believe anyone who votes in favour of the subsidy has blood on their hands. The subsidy, through the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), has got to end.”
Mr Etheridge, said: “I too will be voting to block the subsidy.
“I call on fellow politicians to band together and to vote against the subsidy of this so-called sport.”