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SHAMELESS: Outrage after French minister in charge of animal welfare spotted at ‘barbaric’ bullfight

La Fondation Brigitte Bardot, a French rights group dedicated to animal protection, said on Twitter: 'The minister of agriculture, who is in charge of animal welfare, witnessing a torture session. Scandalous!'

ROMINA MCGUINNESS: ‘France’s agriculture minister, who is also in charge of animal welfare, has drawn fierce criticism from animal rights groups after he was spotted at a “barbaric” bullfight in southern France… Didier Guillaume attended a bullfight in the southwestern French town of Bayonne with Jacqueline Gourault, the French minister in charge of territorial cohesion and relations with local authorities.

Outraged at his decision to attend, La Fondation Brigitte Bardot, a French rights group dedicated to animal protection, said on Twitter: “The minister of agriculture, who is in charge of animal welfare, @dguillaume26 is at this very moment with @j_gourault (another government minister) witnessing a torture session at the Bayonne arena… Scandalous!”

The animal rights group added: “What hypocrisy! Tonight, Didier Guillaume has lost all credibility (if he ever had any) by attending a barbaric so-called ‘show’… This is beyond outrageous and nauseating!”… Animal rights advocates from the One Voice group also denounced the minister’s decision to attend the fight, saying on Twitter that it was not with “ministers like Mr Guillaume that the tradition would end”…

France’s pro-animal political party Le Parti Animaliste also lashed out at Mr Guillaume, saying his decision to attend the Bayonne fight was “proof that it is no longer tenable for animal welfare to be attached to the agriculture ministry,” before calling for a separate “ministry dedicated to animal welfare” to be set up. Mr Guillaume has not yet addressed the controversy’. SOURCE…

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