Surveys:In France, bullfights are no longer

Bullfighting no longer attracts as much and difficulty to seduce the younger generations. In the South of France, many bullfights are no longer profitable. Several municipalities are forced to reduce their budgets.

The first signs of shortness of bullfights came from Spain, where their attendance is down 34%! Catalonia having decided to banish bullfighting from its territory last September, nothing has been arranged. It was not long before the phenomenon affected the South of France, even if the phenomenon is less. In Bayonne, in the French Basque Country, in 2011, the seven organized bullfights have accumulated a deficit of 400,000 euros! There are now only four. This year, Nîmes Pentecôte registered 68,600 paying admissions against 80,600 last year, a drop of 14%. The president of the anti-bullfighting Alliance, Claire Starozinski, sees “an awareness of the suffering of animals in the archaic spectacles”. This being, It recognizes “the not inconsiderable impact of the economic crisis”, a ticket costing between 25 and 100 euros. Another fundamental trend, “Young people are not interested in bullfights and have many other proposals. The non-renewal of our publics is worrying, “concedes Geneviève Darrieussecq, president of the Union of French Bullfighting Cities.
The salaries of the great bullfighters exploded
“The problem is not to fill our arenas, but to balance budgets,” says André Viard, president of the observatory of bullfighting crops. In question, the “surge” of the performances of the great bullfighters, who “play personal”, according to him. Some of them ask up to 100 000 euros, excluding TV rights for a show of one and a half hours. Concerned about the future of bullfights, the group of seven French arènes of the first category met last October to try to find solutions. For example, a charter was adopted requiring bullfighters and breeders to reduce their seal fees by more than 60,000 euros.
The town halls reduce their bullfighting budget
Most bullfighting expenses are down, Affluence does not weaken. In Mont-de-Marsan, a town of 32,000 inhabitants in the Landes, the total budget for the five bullfights (compared with 8 in 2008) reached 1.2 million euros against 1.35 in 2011. Its mayor, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Recalls that “bullfights are a considerable source of income for the local economy”. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. In Mont-de-Marsan, a town of 32,000 inhabitants in the Landes, the total budget for the five bullfights (compared with 8 in 2008) reached 1.2 million euros against 1.35 in 2011. Its mayor, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Recalls that “bullfights are a considerable source of income for the local economy”. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. In Mont-de-Marsan, a town of 32,000 inhabitants in the Landes, the total budget for the five bullfights (compared with 8 in 2008) reached 1.2 million euros against 1.35 in 2011. Its mayor, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Recalls that “bullfights are a considerable source of income for the local economy”. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. A town of 32,000 inhabitants in the Landes, the total budget for the five bullfights (compared with 8 in 2008) reached 1.2 million euros against 1.35 in 2011. Its mayor, Geneviève Darrieussecq, recalls that “bullfights are a Considerable money for the local economy “. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. A town of 32,000 inhabitants in the Landes, the total budget for the five bullfights (compared with 8 in 2008) reached 1.2 million euros against 1.35 in 2011. Its mayor, Geneviève Darrieussecq, recalls that “bullfights are a Considerable money for the local economy “. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. The total budget for the five bullfights (compared with 8 in 2008) reached 1.2 million euros against 1.35 in 2011. Its mayor, Geneviève Darrieussecq, recalled that “bullfights are a considerable wealth for the local economy”. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. The total budget for the five bullfights (compared with 8 in 2008) reached 1.2 million euros against 1.35 in 2011. Its mayor, Geneviève Darrieussecq, recalls that “bullfights are a considerable wealth for the local economy”. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. Geneviève Darrieussecq, recalled that “bullfights are a considerable source of income for the local economy”. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. Geneviève Darrieussecq, recalled that “bullfights are a considerable source of income for the local economy”. In five days, the Landes capital welcomes 500,000 spectators for these festivals. “The hotels, the restaurants are full. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard. And associations take advantage of this to fill their boxes by holding refreshments, “she says. For the future, bullfighting cities are wondering about the right strategy. “The arenas that suffer are those where the public is volatile. It makes sensational to make them come. Perhaps, it is necessary to concentrate on our target heart, the aficionados, “suggests André Viard.

New draft law for a vote on the bullfight in France
Geneviève Gaillard, MP PS des Deux-Sèvres, chairwoman of the Animal Protection Group and initiator of a committee of inquiry into bullfighting money, intends to table a bill soon to prohibit any derogation from penalizing Abuses and acts of cruelty to animals in order to obtain “finally” a democratic debate and a vote concerning the bullfight in France. Since the beginning of the 2000s, this has been the fourth request to the National Assembly. According to an FIFG survey and surveycool.com carried out in 2010, 66% of French people would be in favor of banning bullfights in France. “Every year, 2 million people attend bullfighting shows in our country,” says André Viard. And, “since April 2011, the corrida is classified as intangible heritage in France” He added.”This crisis is going to be a chance for bullfighting. We were in a bubble. There will be some closures, some human dramas, but in the end the market will be cleaned up and we will have better organized shows, more qualitative, “he concludes, reassuringly.

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