The guest of C in the air – Aymeric Caron – A deputy against bullfighting in streaming – Replay France 5
Ban bullfighting. A bill to this effect arrives in the Law Commission tomorrow and will be examined in the National Assembly on November 24 during the parliamentary niche of La France insoumise (LFI). It is carried by the rebellious deputy of Paris Aymeric Caron. The former journalist is known for his anti-speciesist commitment, that is to say against the exploitation and forms of animal abuse.
Currently, the penal code criminalizes acts of cruelty to animals but makes an exception for “uninterrupted local traditions” such as bullfighting.
To prohibit it is to clash with the aficionados attached to this local custom. In Parliament, environmentalists tried twice, in 2013 and 2021. Without success.
Aymeric Caron nevertheless relies on a “point of view which is shared by a majority of French people”, as he explained this summer. The figures are indeed irrefutable. According to an Ifop poll carried out last February for the 30 million friends foundation, 77% of French people are in favor of banning bullfighting. Unsurprisingly, the trend is reversed in towns with a bullfighting tradition (Arles, Bayonne, Béziers, Dax, Mont-de-Marsan, Nîmes and Vic-Fezensac): 72% of the inhabitants are in favor of maintaining bullfighting, according to a survey carried out by Ifop and Sud Radio last June.
To get his text across, Aymeric Caron hopes to bring together a wide range. Beyond the left then. His bill is thus intended to be cross-partisan. The various political formations of the National Assembly do not speak with one voice on the subject. At the National Rally, several deputies should vote for Aymeric Caron’s text.
The government has not yet revealed the minister it would choose to defend the executive’s position. The Keeper of the Seals Éric Dupond-Moretti, defender of pro-bullfighting, volunteered.
Aymeric Caron will explain his bill to us and come back to his fight for animal rights.
aired 11/15/22 at 5:29 p.m. available until 15/12/22