French film legend Brigitte Bardot is demanding a bear show be banned from a forthcoming underground hunting festival.

The AND GOD CREATED WOMAN actress and animal activist, 70, is disgusted that blood sports still take place in her homeland - and is desperate to see them outlawed.

In a letter to the Mayor of Braspart, France, Bardot writes it is "shocking that in France people who exhibit bears should still be exercising their ignoble profession".

She adds, "Shows by exhibitors of bears in France are monstrous and should be banned.

"In effect hunting underground involves unbearable cruelty to the animals that are chased and massacred in total impunity."

24/04/2005 10:50