Proposal to ban bullfighting in France
21 January 2005
Campaigners in France are celebrating after the southern village of Mouans-Sartoux made history by becoming the country's first to declare itself anti-bullfighting. Member of Parliament, Marlan Militello, is now proposing a law to ban bullfighting in the whole of France.
Despite opposition to the blood sport among a majority of French citizens, bullfighting continues to be permitted in 68 towns in the south of the country. The government's stance up to now is that towns which have an continuous tradition of bullfighting are free to torture and kill bulls. It's a policy that has been broken by numerous local authorities. In 2002, for example, Carcassonne resumed bullfighting after 48 years.
Campaigners are now calling on the French President, Prime Minister and other politicians to support Marland Militello's proposal and ban bullfighting. Lend your support to this important campaign by contacting the following.
President Jacques Chirac
Email from: www.elysee.fr/ecrire/mail.htm
Email from: www.premier-ministre.gouv.fr/fr/p.cfm?ref=6959
Please send a copy of your letter to:
I wish to express my support for Madame Marland Militello's proposal to change the law in France so that bullfighting would be banned outright. As this blood sport is a barbaric abuse of animals, I do not accept that towns which have a bullfighting tradition should be allowed to continue practising it.
As a modern and civilised nation, France should immediately ban bullfighting.
Thank you. I look forward to your positive reply.
With best wishes.
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