Soon: protest against bullfighting in South France

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

Mont-de-Marsan anti corrida

On Saturday July 23 there will be a protest against bullfighting and other festivities with bulls in Mont-de-Marsan, in the south of France. Between Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 of July events with bulls will take place every evening in Mont-de-Marsan. CAS International will join the protest. CRAC Europe organizes the protest.

Bullfighting is forbidden in France, but there is an exception made for 11 departments in the south of France for places where bullfighting is known to have an unbroken tradition. In Mont-de-Marsan several types of bullfights will take place, like the Spanish and Portuguese styled ones. Also the local festivity Concours Landais will be held, a festivity during which participants jump over young cows. In the Spanish bullfights the bulls are killed in the bullring, but in the Portuguese ones they are not. They are killed after the bullfight where the public can’t see it. Many people think this type of bullfight is less cruel, but it is not: the animal suffers longer. The cows are not killed or injured during Concours Landais but they suffer from stress. CAS is against all types of events with bulls and cows, also in the cases the animal is not killed or injured.

Marius Kolff, director of CAS International, will be present at the protest in Mont-de-Marsan. If you are in the South of France on July 23, and you want to protest with CAS, please send us a mail to

Our French sister organizations will arrange bus transportation from several places in France. You can find more information on the Facebook page of the event.

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