ALTHOUGH I have a lot of time for cultural tradition, I do believe that bullfighting is a barbaric and horrific sport, in short an abomination.

It should not even be called a sport, since bulls are forced to endure unnecessary stress and suffering both in and out of the ring.For instance, in the majority of cases the matador fails to make a “clean” kill and has to stab the bull repeatedly.

This inflicts great pain and anguish on a sentient creature of intelligence.

The most shocking thing is that the EU spends nearly £40m a year of taxpayers’ money directly subsidising gruesome bullfighting and bull fiestas.

And that, to me, is the greatest crime of all.

Aled Jones, Bridlington.