LIVE – Aymeric Caron announces in the hemicycle, to everyone’s surprise, to withdraw his bill which aimed to ban bullfighting: “I regret not seeing a lot of courage among the deputies”
6:17 p.m.: Christophe Marie, spokesperson for the Brigitte Bardot Foundation “What happened today in the National Assembly is a profound shame for elected officials, totally disconnected from societal expectations and the profound evolution of our relationship with animals. This denial of democracy is all the more scandalous in that it was, in part, guided by the executive power which exerted strong pressure on the Renaissance deputies and obstructed the action of the legislator, it is very serious .
But the obstruction is also to table hundreds of amendments, each more ridiculous than the other, to prevent the vote, it is an insult and a contempt towards the citizens. Other elected officials will submit new initiatives in the coming days. Aymeric Caron’s action will have made it possible to mobilize opponents of bullfights within all political groups, and our Foundation will ensure that political action continues until the abolition of this anachronistic barbarity.”
6:01 p.m .: Insubordinate France has finally decided to withdraw its bill (PPL) aimed at abolishing bullfighting throughout France. The debate was to be held during the LFI parliamentary niche on Thursday. He was finally interrupted during the general discussion. From the start of it, Aymeric Caron had asked parliamentarians to withdraw their “obstruction amendments”. Before announcing, a few minutes later, in the middle of the general discussion, that he was finally withdrawing his PPL.
Yesterday, the Insoumis had already decided to remove the first two texts from their niche, on “Uber files” and the amount of minimum wage. After the adoption of Mathilde Panot’s PPL on the constitutionalization of abortion, they therefore decided directly to examine the text on the reintegration of non-vaccinated caregivers. The number of amendments tabled on the PPL of Aymeric Caron, which had been the subject of heated debates in recent days, largely weighed in the balance.
5:54 p.m.: While the examination of their bill to abolish bullfighting started this afternoon, the rebels finally decided to withdraw their text from the agenda in the face of the obstruction organized by several deputies from the National Rally, the Republicans , Renaissance and Modem. A total of 566 amendments had been tabled on this text alone.
5:48 p.m.: Aymeric Caron announces in the hemicycle to withdraw his bill which aimed to ban bullfighting: “I regret not seeing a lot of courage among the deputies. I must face the facts, we will not be able to abolish bullfighting today”announces Aymeric Caron. Right-wing and far-right elected officials have tabled several hundred amendments to drag out the debates against bullfighting.
“What is happening today is not an end, but it is only a beginning.” The LFI deputy announces a new transpartisan text to come. “Bullfighting will soon be abolished in this country, I promise.”