Written Declaration for an EU wide ban on bullfighting

Letters from the International Movement Against Bullfights

Dear Friends,

Four MEPs presented on the 15th of January a Written Declaration for an EU wide ban on bullfighting as well as a ban on subsidies to bull breeders.
The elapse time will be the 15th of April 2007.
Till today the written declaration was alrady signed by 22 MEPs but we need a majority to succeed.
We launched a campaign of support to this initiative. On our website at http://www.iwab.org/campaign.html you will find the addresses of the MEPs by countries, alphabetical order as well as a sample letter and the full text of the Written Declaration.
Please participate this is a great intiative and it's the first written declaration on a ban on bullfighting.

For the Animals,
Maria Lopes (Coordinator - International Movement Against Bullfights)

Dear Friends,

Today (15th February) the number of signatures of the Written Declaration 0002/2007 reached the 119 figure.
We need 393 MEPs to sign by 15th April of 2007.
Please continue to send letters, individual ones to all the MEPs asking them to sign in order to ban the subsidies to bull breeders.
Meanwhile below is a letter sent to the French aficionados by a British MEP.

For the Animals,
Maria Lopes (Coordinator - International Movement Against Bullfights)

Dear Esteban,
What a pleasure to receive your email. After hundreds of semi-literate anti-taurines, it is a delight to come across such a reasonable and well argued petition. You can rest assured of my support: I am an aficionado and a member of the Club Taurino de Londres. I am a particular fan of French corridas: I attend the ferias in Arles, Nîmes and Béziers most years, and have also watched corridas in Dax, Bayonne, Ceret and Mont-de-Marsan. I think the fiesta is enjoying its second golden age, and nowhere more than in France.
Please encourage your friends to lobby other MEPs. We are, as I say, being bombarded by the other side. I emailed a copy of the resolution to burladerodos.com, and suggested that they invite their readers to write in, but nothing has happened so far.
Just one controversial thought. Would it be such a disaster if the subsidies were to be terminated? I can't help feeling that they encourage over-breeding, and so weaken the blood of fighting herd.
Anyway, keep up the good work.
Saludos, Daniel Hannan (February 14, 2007)