At a time when dolphinariums are closing, wild animals are leaving circuses and dogs and cats no longer have their place cockfights continue in pet stores. A scourge of animal cruelty that might just disappear thanks to our national mobilization…
When will the cockfights end in France? While most of these “shows” are banned in the country, some departments are still allowed to practice them as it is a local tradition in their country. This is the case in the north, Pas-de-Calais or even in the DOM-TOMs (Réunion, Guadeloupe and Martinique). To overcome this practice of abuse and violence, animal rights activist Gabrielle Paillot has launched a new petition.
“We ask the recipients of this petition for the permanent closure of the still existing gallodromes in the Nord / Pas de Calais and in the DOM – TOM in the name of animal welfare.”
At the moment, the petition for the closure of the gallodromes (these are the buildings in which the cockfights are organized) has collected 37,480 signatures. It is intended for Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, Christophe Béchu, Minister of Ecological Transition, Marc Fesneau, Minister of Agriculture, Member of Parliament Aymeric Caron, as well as the prefectures of Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Réunion, Guadeloupe and Martinique .
As a reminder, in departments where cockfighting is prohibited, offenders face three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.
When will similar sanctions be introduced across the country? Go here to sign the petition.