Letter: Tourism kills

Sir: As thousands of holidaymakers receive their passports and prepare to go abroad, spare a thought for the thousands of bulls who are tormented and killed in Spanish bullfights, funded by tourists' money.

Every year, approximately 35,000 bulls are killed in Spanish bullfights - an ordeal thinly disguised as "entertainment". Polls of Spanish citizens show they are not interested in attending bullfights, and many have joined the movement to ban bullfighting.

When tourists stop attending bullfights, profiteers will end this degrading spectacle.

TONI VERNELLI

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Europe

London SW18

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