National Assembly, debate embarked on abolition of bullfighting

In a hemicycle under tension, Aymeric Caron said he was “forced” to remove his text, due to the too many amendments to be examined. “A denial of democracy”, castigated elected officials of the right pro-Corrida.

by Mathilde Gérard

In a stormy atmosphere, it was ultimately a removal of text. The bill aimed at abolishing bullfight, defended by the deputy of Paris Aymeric Caron as part of a day of parliamentary niche from La France Insoumise (LFI), Thursday, November 24, was withdrawn by its author without going to vote , after a brief presentation of the reasons in the hemicycle, then the government’s response.

The day before, however, the main threat that hovered over this bill was that it was not discussed at all, because it was then in fourth position of the order of passage decided by LFI, for a niche can continue beyond midnight.

A last -minute reorganization had nevertheless opened the way for the proposal of Mr. Caron to be debated, the group of “rebellious” having sacrificed its first two texts – on the “Uber files” and the SMIC at 1,600 euros -to leave a greater place to that on the constitutionalization of the right to the voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion).

It was at the end of the afternoon, during the general discussion on the anti-corrida proposal, after a first intervention by his “rebellious” colleague from Haute-Garonne Anne Stambach-Terrenoir, that Mr. Caron gained the floor. “It costs me to recognize it (…), but I have to face the facts: we cannot abolish the bullfight today in France,” said the deputy, allusion to the words of the President of the Republic, The day before, which had declared, from the Salon of Mayors and local communities, that bullfight was not “the priority of the moment” and that it would not be prohibited the next day. Presidential remarks that crumpled many parliamentarians, considering that they transgressed the boundaries of separation of powers.

text devoted to failure

Under the hoots and invectives of the right and extreme right wing of the National Assembly, Aymeric Caron said he was “forced” to remove his text, in view of the too large number of amendments deposited – or 766 , more than 400 of which should have been discussed in session -preventing an examination of the text within the time limits.

“You have shown very little courage today compared to that which you had gathered until then,” castigated the president of the Law Commission and deputy (Renaissance) of Vienne Sacha Houlié, regretting that the rapporteur does not have, at least, the discussion continue to the deletion amendments, which would have made it possible to know the positioning of each of the elected officials.

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