Nov 24, 2022

Bullfighting ban proposal goes before French MPs

Now, for the first time, a proposal to ban the "Corrida" has reached the floor of the National Assembly - a sign of public sentiment shifting in favour of animal rights. The government officially opposes a ban and pro-corrida MPs promise to talk the measure out of parliamentary time. Supporters of a ban point to opinion polls suggesting that more than 80% of the French want an end to bullfights that lead to the death of the animal. Defenders of French bullfighting demonstrated last weekend in many of the 45 or so recognised villes taurines like Arles, Mont-de-Marsan and Dax. With 131 members, the Nupes coalition is using an opposition day in the Assembly to put forward a number of bills, including the bullfighting ban.

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