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Manifesto against bullfighting for candidate MEPs

Bullfighting is still taking place in eight countries, three of which are in the EU and five in Latin America. In addition, “bull festivals” (folk festivals and patron festivals) take place in various countries around the world during which bulls, cows and calves suffer a lot. Bullfights and bull festivals cause a lot of animal suffering and bulls do not survive a fight. It is an unfair battle in which the bull is always losing and is killed slowly and painfully. Together we can stop this! By collectively speaking out against bullfights and bull festivals and not supporting or promoting these activities in any way, these medieval traditions will eventually come to an end. Join us and sign the manifesto against bullfighting. You thereby make the following promise.

I speak out against bullfighting
I declare not to carry out or promote any activities that encourage or maintain bullfights or bull festivals. This means that I do not go to bullfights or bull festivals, do not visit bullfighting museums or active arenas, do not go on excursions to bull farms and actively speak out against bullfighting when possible and appropriate. I am in favour of a ban on bullfights and bull festivals.

For (candidate) MEPs
As a MEP, I am committed to ensuring that:

  • Animals and their welfare are also taken seriously in the context of culture, tradition, sport(s) and entertainment. The use of animals should be prohibited when good animal welfare cannot be guaranteed.
  • When European treaties are amended, Article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union has to be amended to make clear that animal welfare must also be taken into account in the context of culture, tradition and religion.
  • Bullfights and similar events are being banned.
  • Children are being protected against the violence of bullfights, as the UN already asked bullfighting countries in 2014. This means that a minimum age of 18 will apply to attending bullfights and similar events. Bullfighting schools are being closed.
  • Under the new Common Agricultural Policy (from 2028), no more subsidies will be given to breeders of bulls and cows intended for bullfights and bull festivals.
  • The meat of bulls and cows killed during or after a bullfight should no longer be offered for human consumption or otherwise marketed within the European Union.

Are you a candidate MEP for the upcoming European elections? Then this is your chance to speak out against bullfighting and make it known that you also want an end to this animal suffering.

The manifesto can be downloaded and read in the following languages:

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These 65 candidates have signed the manifesto

Béatrice Canel Depitre

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Pierre-Alexandre Guesdon

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Romain Van Den Broucke

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Thierry Vandeplassche

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Tânia Mesquita

Candidate MEP PAN - Pessoas Animais Natureza
PT

Céline Sauviniat

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Cédic Othily

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Sébastien Billard

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Gwenola Bouriel

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Franck Delalande

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Jean Pierre Baracco

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Françoise Benoit-Lizon

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Alexis Villanueva

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Laura Vandomme

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Régine Harray Cohen

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Christophe Blanckaert

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Chadia Bailet

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Frédéric Duboucher

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Patrick Charron

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Daniel Combo

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Corinne Delaporte

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Jérôme Dumarty

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Damien Claudel

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Sabine Billard

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Claude Grebil

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Catherine Hélayel

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Patricia Rogier

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Corinne Brière

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

George Homs

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Nathalie Thiébaut

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Vincent Duquenne

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Béatrice Canel Depitre

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Mira Douchka Markovic

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Sandra Krief

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Caroline Roose

Candidate MEP EELV - Les Écologistes
FR

Marie Toussaint

Candidate MEP EELV - Les Écologistes
FR

Philippe Démarquez

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

José Gusmão

Candidate MEP Bloco de Esquerda
PT

Denis Schmid

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Eddine Ariztegui

Candidate MEP Parti animaliste
FR

Jean Marc

Candidate MEP Écologie au centre
FR

Anna Maillard

Candidate MEP EELV - Les Écologistes
FR

Elsa Miedema

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Catarina Vieira

Candidate MEP GroenLinks
NL

Sven Franck

Candidate MEP Volt
FR

Anabela Rodrigues

Candidate MEP Bloco de Esquerda
PT

Nicole Dick

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Clara Panella Gómez

Candidate MEP Volt
ES

Catarina Martins

Candidate MEP Bloco de Esquerda
PT

Rafael Punto

Candidate MEP PAN - Pessoas Animais Natureza
PT

Rachele Arciulo

Candidate MEP Volt
ES

Rhia Lopes

Candidate MEP Volt
PT

Duarte Costa

Candidate MEP Volt
PT

Sandra Pimenta

Candidate MEP PAN - Pessoas Animais Natureza
PT

Pedro Fidalgo Marques

Candidate MEP PAN - Pessoas Animais Natureza
PT

Kirsten Weiteing

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Gaby Markandu

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Onno Loonstra

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Nayra van Lubek

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Wesley Pechler

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Frank Wassenberg

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Ewout van Hoek

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Win Scheijde

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Mandy Ligthart

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL

Anja Hazekamp

Candidate MEP Partij voor de Dieren
NL