Date: January 27, 2009
By: ALLIANCE ANTI CORRIDA FR
Michelito Lagravère, young bullfighter, only 11, performed in France on july 5th 2008! He was drawn to bullfighting since the age of five, he has killed 65 bulls, and has already scars. But French laws don’t permit anybody under the age of 16 to perform in a bullring, so today’s pre-pubescent toreros all come to perform in Mexico, where there are no such laws. Those baby bullfighters have begun getting top billing from promoters, who view them as a new way to bring people to the bullrings! (See the video in Fontvielle in 2007).
In the summer 2008, the Antibullfighting Alliance,applied to four public prosecutors and the ministry of justice to have the bullfights cancelled and succeeded in banning the baby matador twice, on Aug. 2nd and 3rd. Two other shows given in small cities turned into capeas (no blood, no injuries for the bulls). The baby killer should have come back to France to perform on august 23. 30. and 31. But he gave up…
No blood, no money, no medias means no interest, of course!
To get his name listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s youngest matador his parents encouraged him to kill six calves in Mexico, on Jan. 24. A video was even brought to the attention of Guinness World Records for recognition. Fortunately, the Guinness will not recognise the result declaring "we do not accept records based on the killing or harming of animals". Well done the Guiness Book!
You can react here : http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_GWR-Official-Statement/BLOG/169340/7691.html?widgetId=104141
Let us remember that the Antibullfighting Alliance succedeed in preventing baby bullfighters under 16 from facing a bull in a bullring and managed to ban El Juli (on the photo) and Andy Cartagena from performing from 1995 to 1996. At our request, the law court fined the organiser of bullfights in Nîmes, owing to his previous performances
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A CHILD IN A BULLRING. . .
Michelito Lagravère, young bullfighter, only 11 years old, has been performing in France since july 5th 2008 ! He was drawn to bullfighting since the age of five. Today, Michelito has killed more than 60 bulls, and has the scars His father, former torero, exiled him in Mexico.
But French laws don’t permit anybody under the age of 16 to perform in a bullring, so today’s pre-pubescent toreros all come to perform in Mexico, where there are no such laws. Those baby bullfignters have begun getting top billing from promoters, who view them as a new way to bring people to the bullrings !
Claire Starozinski, founder of the Antibullfighting Alliance, applied to the public prosecutor of Auch to have the organisers of the bullfight
prosecuted and the young matador banned. Taking into account her evidence, the public prosecutor and the ministry of justice decided to carry out an investigation.
Let us remember that the Antibullfighting Alliance succedeed in preventing baby bullfighters under 16 from facing a bull in a bullring and managed to ban El Juli (on the photo) from performing from 1995 to 1996. At our request, the law court fined the organiser of bullfights in Nîmes, owing to his previous performances.
Subject: News from the Antibullfighting Alliance.
Date: July 25, 2008
AVIGNON SAYS : " NO ! "
After some visual communication display 4x3 in bullfighting cities - Nimes, Arles or Carcassonne-, the Antibullfighting Alliance starts again this year, for the 62nd the Festival of Avignon (see the photo).
Reminding that 73 % of the French population is against bullfighting and only 27 % of the Spanish show interest for bullfights, we intend, with such a campaign, to make the tourists refuse to attend bullfights.
France's EU presidency has to understand that a show with an animal tortured to death in a bullring is not compatible with the values of brotherhood and progress conveyed by the european Union
The Antibullfighting Alliance announces a second similar campaign in August, in a big city of the French Riviera, in order to, once more, make the tourists and the foreigners aware of the pain imposed to an animal mutilated and tortured during 15 long minutes, in a severely violent and barbaric spectacle.
DON'T FORGET... Let's be hundreds to say NO ! in Nîmes next September 13th. The Antibullfighting Alliance, together with MPs, personalities and European associations, is organizing a peaceful demonstration, like the big demonstrations which took place between 1995 and 2003, to heighten public awareness just five days before the Grape Harvest feria.
We have just one message to get across that day, a simple, clear, uncompromising message:
« No more bullfigfhts ! Abolish those barbarian exhibitions ! »
We will meet in front of the train station at 3PM and the march will begin at 3:30 PM.
A lot is at stake. The physical presence of a maximum number of people that day is essential if we are to make history in the struggle against bullfights.
Claire Starozinski Founder
B.P. 77023 - 30910 NÎMES cedex 2 - Tél. & fax : 04 66 64 22 97