- Target: Algerian authorities
- Sponsored by: World Wide Legal Action 4 Animal Rights
INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST BULLFIGHTS MOVIMENTO www.iwab.org
Oran, the second largest city of Algeria, has a bullring. The first bullfight took place in 1954 and during the French colonization held bullfights that ended with the independence of the country.
During the 90′s the bullring was used for political meetings, sports and theatre.Meanwhile over time the bullring became delapidated so the City Hall of Oran decided to repair it in 2010.It will be inaugurated in December this year and instead of using it for cultural spectacles they decided to reopen with a bullfight to boost tourism.
The media of Algeria begin to report these intentions in August. Meanwhile some of the articles mysteriously disappeared but the City Hall has this announcement in their website http://www.oran-dz.com/ville/actualite/article69.html .
We cannot allow that another country hosts bullfights. The bullfighting industry is desperate to export their bloody business to other countries because in their own countries is no longer profitable.
Please send letters of vehement protest to the authorities with CC to the newspapers and blind copy to IWAB.