As Labour's spokesperson on animal welfare I have just tabled a written declaration in the European Parliament, calling for a ban on bull fighting.

I also want an end to the anomaly, whereby some European farm subsidies find their way into the pockets of farmers rearing bulls for slaughter. The League Against Cruel Sports and other charities are backing this campaign but it needs your members of the European Parliament to act. I urge you to ask them to sign my written declaration, number 0002/2007.

You can find the address of your MEPs at or from the UK Office of the European parliament, 2 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA, tel: 020 7227 4300