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Publication/Event date: 2013-10-30
Publication name: Anna Galore Le blog
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I feel like we have been through a war together.
I have to say, I do not recognize France. Rodilhan looked like a town under siege during a war. I remember women, my mother’s age, running towards us, away from the barricades, screaming, attempting to breathe after being gassed at point blank range. Others rushed passed us towards the barricades, bravely towards the real criminals, the police–the state.

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Yesterday, on October 27, over 800 activists from all over Europe and the US came to Rodilhan, a small town in the south of France, to demonstrate against the torture and stabbing to death of bulls.
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Publication/Event date: 2013-10-27
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Efforts by joint American and European animal rights groups to disrupt the traditional annual bullfight in the village of Rodilhan (pop: 2 528) near Nimes in southern France were thwarted Sunday by a heavy riot police presence.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-10-26
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American Tourists who are visiting the village of Rodilhan on October 27 will see a side of France that the French government would rather not have them see. There, they can view the dirty little secret that passes as culture. That secret is bullfighting. Those who think bullfighting is illegal in France will be almost right. However, there is an exception. French anti bullfighting laws are lifted because slaughtering bulls in the bull ring is considered part of the area’s culture.

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Friday, 25 October 2013 10:37

Franco-US “War” at Rodilhan Bullfight?

Publication/Event date: 2013-10-25
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American animal protection organisations are heading to France to join their French and European counterparts in what could turn out to be a angry confrontation around traditional Rodilhan bullfights over the weekend  October 26 and 27

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NEW YORK — The Americans are coming. For the first time ever, American animal protection organizations are heading to France to stop a massacre of bulls on October 27.

Friends of Animals (FoA) and Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) will join forces with over 1,000 animal rights activists at a bullfighting arena in Rodilhan, a small village in the south of France. A US delegation is flying to France to support Comité Radicalement Anticorrida (CRAC Europe), the French anti-bullfighting organization.
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Publication/Event date: 2013-10-08
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The French tourism industry doesn't really want you to know about it. You won't find it anywhere on the official French government tourist office website. France is a civilized country, known as the culture capital of the world, right? But did you know that the act of torturing an animal to death was successfully elevated in status to "culture" and "art" by French lawmakers? Yes, it's true--the French government, a handful of celebrities including tax fugitive Gérard Depardieu and thousands of deluded sadists using "tradition" as an excuse, are complicit in some of the most horrific animal abuse in the world--bullfighting.

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