FURIOUS Aymeric Caron's bill to ban this practice has set the National Assembly on fire. He promised a new “transpartisan bill” to “abolish bullfighting” -caron-withdraws-his-law-proposal-to-have-it-ban-055417e.jpg” alt=”Bullfighting: LFI MP Aymeric Caron withdraws his bill to have it banned”/>
Deputy Aymeric Caron on November 19, 2022. — SEVGI/SIPA
“Sloppy”, “invective”, “leak”” Barely started, the fiery debate on the proposal to ban bullfighting stopped net to the National Assembly, where the deputy LFI Aymeric Caron has withdrawn his bill. “It saddens me,” the deputy from Paris. “Applaud, be proud of yourselves,” the address of elected officials in favor of bullfighting, a subject that divides most political groups. With hundreds of “obstruction” amendments, it is “impossible” to reach “a final vote within the allotted time, that is to say midnight,” agreed Aymeric Caron, during this day dedicated to the group’s texts BIA.
The withdrawal of his text, already rejected for the first time in committee on 16 November, aroused a rain of annoyed reactions and points of order in the hemicycle. “You are running away from the debate” for fear of the rejection of the text, accused him in particular of LR Anne-Laure Blin, pro-bullfighting.
The opposing government; to a ban
Missioned to demine this delicate subject, the Secretary of State in charge of rurality, Dominique Faure, recognized that this “subject crosses all of society” ;. But the government is opposed to the prohibition of bullfighting, an “ancestral tradition that contributes to identity of certain territories,” she pointed out. Emmanuel Macron advocated the “ conciliation” between “local customs” and “sensitivity” to the animal condition, rather than “invective”, during a visit to the salon of the association of mayors of France (AMF), Wednesday.
The National Observatory of Bullfighting Cultures is delighted that “bullfighting wins by abandonment”. The Brigitte Bardot Foundation has meanwhile; she condemned the “obstruction” pro-bullfighting, “ deep shame for our elected officials”.
Sometimes heated, the debate between defenders of this “regional cultural tradition” and animal rights activists has far exceeded the precincts of the National Assembly, with pro and anti-bullfighting demonstrations last weekend in bullfighting towns and in Paris. Aymeric Caron promised to the future a new “transpartisan law proposal” to “abolish bullfighting”.