Plans to Ban Bullfighting Dropped in France Amid Withdrawal of Bill

A push to ban bullfighting in France has taken a major step back after the withdrawal of a bill that would have effectuated that change. On November 24th, the French National Assembly was expected to take France’s first-ever vote on a proposed ban of the practice, but opponents obstructed the vote with several amendments. Eventually, the lawmaker who had originally put forward the bill withdrew it. Though this outcome does not eliminate the possibility of a vote in the near future, even some animal rights groups agree there is little chance of a ban as many politicians fear repercussions from rural voters.