FRANCE GETS ITS FIRST POLITICAL LOBBYING GROUP FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS
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Convergence Animaux Politique (CAP) is France’s first-ever political lobbying group for animal rights, aiming to translate evolving opinions in the country into real political change.
France is not a country synonymous with strong animal welfare. Despite its cruel nature, hunting with hounds remains legalised, as does foie gras production, which involves the force-feeding of geese and is outlawed in several countries, including the UK. In areas in the south, bullfights still take place for public entertainment.
But CAP, co-founded by activist and academic Melvin Josse in 2017, aims to change all of this. According to the group, public opinion throughout the nation is evolving, and citizens are more compassionate than ever. The political system, however, is not keeping up.