“Torturing an animal to death for 20 minutes is the shame of France”

On Saturday, November 19, opponents of bullfighting are called to gather in Clermont-Ferrand at the call of organizations defending the animal cause. They denounce “open-air slaughterhouses”.

Cis a unitary rally organized throughout France on Saturday November 19 and sunday November 20 at the initiative ofu CRAC Europe, the Comitted Radicalement Anti Chorridfrom Animalist party, Europe ecology the Greens, L 214, One Voice but also other local and national associations. In Clermont-Ferrand also, opponents of bullfighting are called to gather on Saturday. Lawrence Miolane, CRAC departmental delegate in Puy-de-Dôme, explains: “The objective est to inform the population what about this moment, there are important things happening in the Assembly Nnational and in particular au subject of the ban on bullfighting, which will be debatede November 24 at the Assembly. Muriel Arnal, founder of One Voice, is obviously for the ban on bullfighting: “We want meshow that in all cities and in all regionslthe French have this ambition. Cis an exception to the legislation that protects animals. On would end this exception. VSe is not a ggreat upheaval. Ona texts that protect animals dacts of cruelty, with the exception of bullfighting and crooster ombats. Cis, after all, extremely logical and should have been done a very long time ago. »

For Laurent Miolane, bullfighting is an atrocity: “We are told with the polls that 75% of the population is opposed to bullfighting in all of France and yet, we see that this tradition continuesalthough it is harmful as much for the welfare animal than for the image of France. It’s not a tradition that it takes defend, well on the contrary. It’s an open-air slaughterhouse. It is a tradition that must be buried. It’s an atrocity for the animal, we need to torture and kill an animal to satisfy the public, only for a hobby. It’s a tradition that people no longer accept. It was accepted a few years ago most now, the population, and especially young people, are completely uninterested in this hobby. Muriel Arnal has also seen mentalities change. For her, abolishing bullfighting is the logical continuation of the evolution of society: “Lhe evolution of society is very clear, it does not only concern France, it concerns the whole world. We see that the planet is in bad shape. The GGenerations today no longer want to see suffering lare animals. It’s always too late. But here, now, it has to be done.

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Laurent Miolane adds: “Every year, there are approximately 800 to 1 000 calves and bulls that are sacrificed in the afrench reins. There’s no as bulls, there are also horses. Lafter a mounted bullfight, horses are injured ou you are pwith bladed weapons of the gateros, or can be disembowelled with the horns of bulls. On n’never talk about it but this exists. He is hopeful that the debates will lead to an abolition : “It is the practice which is most likely to be abolishede, avant the animal vivisection, avant the closure of slaughterhouses, avant cosmetic tests on animals or wild animals in circuses This practice, however, has its followers who defend a tradition, an argument swept away by Muriel Arnal: On is talking about the abolition of bullfighting, not the abolition of bullfighting. The Camargue race, all our French traditions are not affected by this reform. This bill only affects the Spanish tradition, so I don’t see the argument. For people who still talk about tradition, well, it’s a return to French tradition.”

Muriel Arnal adds: “What is problematic is the scripted cruelty, put on a show on animals that are extremely peaceful and have nothing to do in an arena. Children must also be protected from these shows. Symbolically, it is important, it may not be a lot of animals, but symbolically it is essential. Bullfighting affects everyone, we have all had the opportunity to visit bullfighting towns. People no longer want to see bullfighting in France and in Clermont-Ferrand, people are French too. And it’s their country.” If, in Clermont-Ferrand, there is no rooted tradition of bullfighting, Laurent Miolane assures him, the Auvergnats are just as concerned: “Clermontois, with the A75, can easily go to the cities of the South. We are 3 hours from Béziers and there are bullfights in Béziers. It is also to raise awareness among the population, so that these people do not go to see bullfights in the South of France. They are told that the bull is not going to run into the arena and return peacefully to its meadow. The last bullfight in Auvergne took place about thirty years ago, it was in Vichy. It took place in 1991. See, it’s not that old.” For him, it is essential to put an end to this practice which serves, according to him, both the animal cause and the image of the country: “Torturing an animal to death for 20 minutes is the shame of France”.

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