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Say NO! To France

France attracts millions of tourists with its beautiful landscapes and beaches, its famous gourmet cuisine and its fascinating culture. But do you, as a tourist, really know how this Central European civilization treats its animals? Probably not. Unfortunately animal welfare is not a priority issue for central and local governments.

This blog was created to give you an insight into some of the most serious animal welfare problems that France is dealing with right now (anno 2014): bullfighting, still occurring cockfights, the production of foie gras, hunting of foxes and other animals, most animals are slaughtered without pre-stunning, systematic unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats, and the fact that the animal in the French legal system is still seen as an “object”. When we talk about it to people outside of France very often they are surprised and shocked. We think it is important that more and more people know about these problems, not only in France itself but all over Europe.

By going on a holiday to France you contribute to its economy.  So as well as knowing we would like you  to take a step even further. Next time you select your holiday destination please try to avoid the following towns.

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BULLFIGHTING 
Main departments where bullfighting takes place:
Aude, Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard, Gers, Gironde, Haute-Garonne, Haute-Pyrénées, Hérault, Landes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Pyrénées-Orientales

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Source: CRAC

    Towns:

  • Aignan
  • Aire sur l’Adour
  • Alès
  • Arles
  • Bayonne
  • Bellegarde
  • Béziers
  • Bougue
  • Bouillargues
  • Bourg Madame
  • Brocas
  • Captieux
  • Carcassonne
  • Castelnau-Rivière-Basse
  • Cazaubon
  • Céret
  • Chateaurenard
  • Collioure
  • Dax
  • Eauze
  • Fenouillet
  • Floirac
  • Fourques
  • Fréjus
  • Garlin
  • Gimeaux
  • Gimont
  • Hagetmau
  • Istres
  • La Brède
  • Le Grau du Roi
  • Le Houga
  • Lunel
  • Magescq
  • Maubourguet
  • Mauguio
  • Méjanes
  • Millas
  • Mimizan
  • Mont de Marsan
  • Mugron
  • Nîmes
  • Orthez
  • Palavas-Les-Flots
  • Parentis-en-Born
  • Pérols
  • Plaisance
  • Rieumes 3000
  • Rion des Landes
  • Riscle
  • Rodilhan
  • Roquefort
  • Saint-Gilles
  • Saint-Martin de Crau
  • Saint-Perdon
  • Saint Rémy de Provence
  • Saint-Sever
  • Saint-Vincent de Tyrosse
  • Saintes-Maries de la Mer
  • Samadet
  • Soustons
  • Tarascon
  • Tartas
  • Vauvert
  • Vergèze
  • Vic Fezensac
  • Vieux Boucau-les-bains
  • Villeneuve de Marsan

 

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COCKFIGHTS
Mainly in Nord – Pas- de -Calais

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Towns:

  • Auchel
  • Aire S/La Lys
  • Averdoingt
  • Camphin en Pévèle
  • Camblain l’Abbé
  • Cuinchy
  • Douai
  • Flines
  • Fromelles
  • Godewaersvelde
  • Hantay
  • Habarcq
  • Hautes Avesnes
  • Herseaux
  • L’Abeele
  • Lillers
  • Mouchin
  • Mt des Bruyères
  • Mt de Peruwelz
  • Raimbeaucourt
  • Risquons-Tout
  • Rouillon
  • Ste Marie Kerque
  • St Martin au Laert
  • Tincques
  • Tourmignies
  • Vieux-Condé

 

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FOIE GRAS
producing areas mainly in:
Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées (de Gers), Bretagne, Pays de la Loire and Alsace.

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“CH’TIS FOX DAYS” COUNTRY
Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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SLAUGHTER WITHOUT PRE-STUNNING
Ile de France

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Major cities:

  • Paris
  • Boulogne-Billancourt
  • Saint-Denis
  • Argenteuil
  • Montreuil
  • Créteil
  • Nanterre
  • Courbevoie
  • Vitry-sur-Seine
  • Versailles
  • Colombes

 

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Pounds where systematic and unnecessary euthanasia seems to occur  
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Towns:

  • La Caillère-St Hilaire
  • Château-d’Olonne
  • Montaigu

The information provided on this blog is true and reliable,  and comes from major associations involved in animal protection and welfare in France.

For more information please contact us at saynotofrance@mail.com

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