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After Many Decades, Algeria Set to Resume Bullfights: Please Send Sample Protest Letters

October 7, 2011
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BACKGROUND | FROM INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST BULLFIGHTS

Dear Friends,

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 us. Sample letter below (in French and English), please modify if you can but send polite letters.


WEBFORMS

The Prime Minister is only available on line, copy and paste your letter to Mr Ahmed Ouyahia:
http://www.premier-ministre.gov.dz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=68&Itemid=105


Tourism only available on line:
http://91.121.220.162/~ont/fr/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1


Nom: Name
Prenome: First Name
Adresse électronique: Email address
Titre de votre message: Title of your message
Objet de votre message: Subject your message
Message: Message
Wilaya: Abroad
Envoyer: Send
Aborder un probleme: Addressing a problem
Mme/Ms Stacey Larson Votre message est reçu: Your message is received.



EMAIL BLOCKS

TO:
President@el-mouradia.dz
ministre@m-culture.gov.dz
cabinet@m-culture.gov.dz
info@oran-dz.com
mail@algeria-us.org

CC:
nationale@elwatan.com
redactionweb@elwatan.com
region@elwatan.com
lecho_doran@yahoo.fr
lejourdz@lejourdalgerie.com
info@lesoirdalgerie.com
admin@lequotidien-oran.com
infos@lequotidien-oran.com

BCC:
IMAB@iwab.org


INDIVIDUAL
President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika:President@el-mouradia.dz
Minister of Culture, Ms. Toumi Khalida: ministre@m-culture.gov.dz
Cabinet Chief of the Minister of Culture, Ms Yahi Zehira: cabinet@m-culture.gov.dz
City Hall of Oran:  info@oran-dz.com
Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
2118 Kalorama Road NW – Washington DC 20008
Tel:  (202) 265-2800
Fax: (202) 667-2174
Website: www.algeria-us.org
Email: mail@algeria-us.org

Newspapers

El Watan: admin@elwatan.com,nationale@elwatan.com,redactionweb@elwatan.com,region@elwatan.com

L’Echo d’Oran: lecho_doran@yahoo.fr

Le Jour d’Algérie: lejourdz@lejourdalgerie.com

Le Soir d’Algérie: info@lesoirdalgerie.com

Le Quotidien: admin@lequotidien-oran.com, infos@lequotidien-oran.com



SAMPLE LETTER ENGLISH

Dear Mr. President, Ministers and Local Authorities,

It came to my knowledge that the City Hall of Oran intends to reopen its bullring in December with a bullfight.

Claims have been made that this will boost the tourism in the city.

Bullfights in Spain, France and Portugal, however, have been more and more contested and tourists avoid visiting these countries due to that fact. Indeed.the popularity of the bullfights in these countries is decreasing year after year as tourists decide to spend their money in countries that don’t allow such cruelty against sentient animals. As such, importing a barbaric custom to your country is not a wise financial choice.

Please use the bullring for exhibitions of art and not spectacles of bloody torture, pain, suffering, and a cruel death.

Trusting that your wisdom will prevail over atrocity, I request you to not allow this or other bullfight proposals as unmerited and cheap entertainment to your  country.

Waiting for a positive response.

Sincerely,
Name/Country



SAMPLE LETTER FRENCH

Monsieur le Président,Ministres et Autorités Locales,

J’ai appris que la Mairie d’Oran a l’intention de ré-ouvrir ses arènes en Décembre avec une corrida de taureaux car ça va stimuler le tourisme dans la ville.

Les corridas en Espagne, en France et au Portugal sont de plus en plus contestées et les touristes évitent visiter ces pays en raison de ce fait. La popularité des corridas dans ces pays est en baisse année après année.

L’importation d’une coutume barbare à votre pays n’est pas une choix judicieux, bien au contraire. Beaucoup de gens qui pouvaient choisir visiter votre pays ne le feront pas.

S’il vous plaît utilisez les arènes pour des spectacles d’art et non de torture et mort.

Espérant que votre sagesse prévaudra sur l’atrocité, je vous demande de ne pas permettre cette corrida de taureaux ou autres corridas dans votre pays.

En attendant une réponse positive,

Sincèrement
Name/Country


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algeria
now you
add bullkilling
hysteria
not a sport
but a ritual
of blood
and morally,
a dud
let art and beauty
grace the ring
show kindness to
all living things

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2011 12:54 pm

    algeria
    now you
    add bullkilling
    hysteria
    not a sport
    but a ritual
    of blood
    and morally,
    a dud
    let art and beauty
    grace the ring
    show kindness to
    all living things

    Like

  2. MARIA SONIA ESTRADA-SOLERO permalink
    October 7, 2011 1:48 pm

    INTOLERABLE . NO PODEMOS CONSENTIRLO

    Like

  3. Silke Herb permalink
    October 9, 2011 3:10 pm

    Bullfights are cruel and something a civilized culture should support.Making profit and having fun with torturing a sensing and suffering creature to death is one of the most disgusting things I can think of…

    Like

  4. Silke Herb permalink
    October 9, 2011 3:19 pm

    Torturing a sensitive and suffering creature to death is one of the most disgusting things I can think of.Bullfighting is just this and doesn´t belong into a modern and civilisized world…

    Like

  5. October 14, 2011 2:19 am

    If Darwin was alive, his theories about evolution would be quite different. We are jumping back of many centuries 😦
    Thanks Stacey, action taken

    Like

  6. person permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:12 pm

    I’m not supposed to say that Vegans are on the whole, better people than non-Vegans. But that’s only because most non-Vegans can’t handle the truth. If they could, they would be Vegan already…..Veganism changes how you see and feel the world in ways only a Vegan can understand…
    Do Less Harm.
    ….Live Vegan…

    Like

  7. Redouane permalink
    October 9, 2017 6:00 pm

    Bullfight is a terrorism even though they are pets but they feel everything like us

    Like

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