Activist organizations like the League against cruel sports won a major victory last month in France. The city of Fréjus has banned bullfighting, meaning that bullfighting is now almost entirely situated in the south-west corner of the country.
Here’s more via the League:
Last month, the Mayor of the French municipality of Fréjus announced that the city will no longer host bullfights. The decision was taken following considerable work from our partner organisations including Alliance Anticorrida, CRAC and FLAC.
Previously, 15,000 inhabitants of Fréjus had signed a petition against bullfighting in their area. This served to send a strong signal to decision-makers that bullfighting was a significant issue for local residents.
The abandonment of bullfighting in Fréjus (which is situated in the Côte d’Azur, in the south-east of France) means that bullfighting is now almost entirely concentrated in the south-west of the country.
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