After four years, bullfighting has been officially removed from France’s intangible cultural heritage list.
Bullfighting was added to the list in 2011 by the Ministry of Culture and there’s been nothing but protests since to have it removed.
“The victory may be largely symbolic, but it speaks volumes about attitudes towards bullfighting today. For most French people, this archaic custom belongs firmly in the past, and they would never dream of setting foot in a bullring – with good reason,” PETA said.
Most countries in the world have already banned the cruel practice, with only Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, and Ecuador still remaining.
According to PETA, “the European Union is spending £110 million per year to support farmers who rear bulls for bullfights. The EU has also renovated bullrings and is being urged by the Spanish government to recognise bullfighting as representative of Europe’s cultural heritage.”
Spain declared bullfighting part of the country’s cultural heritage in 2013, despite 70 percent of its population being against it.
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