Help to end the suffering of bulls in Nîmes

Injured bullThe Ferias of Nîmes are held twice a year and take place over five days. The Pentecost Feria is one of Europe’s most popular events, attracting nearly a million visitors.

These festivals historically centre around bullfighting (the corrida) and are held in celebration of the bull and its fighting spirit. The corrida involves various stages of weakening, angering, injuring and finally killing the bull. Bullfights are held throughout the week and parties held every night. Paradoxically, cruelty to animals is banned in France – punishable by up to two years in prison and fines of €30,000 – however, corridas and cockfighting are permitted where there has been an ‘unbroken tradition of the activity taking place’.
bull and matador
The League and its partner organisations across Europe think the cruelty involved during the Ferias of Nimes is totally unacceptable and believe that there is no place for ritualised slaughter in the 21st century.

Please enter your details onto the form below if you would like to add your name to the huge number of people who are calling on the people of Nîmes to end the inclusion of the corrida to the annual Ferias.

Please note:
The names and addresses of all those who have signed this petition electronically will be printed and sent to our partner organisations in Europe to be handed to the Mayor of Nîmes in July 2011.


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