Laurent Baffie, Jean-Marie Bigard, Chantal Goya … they are calling the “State Secretariat for the State of Animals”

They love animals, want us to protect them more and are waiting for a real turn. In an open letter to the Prime Minister and we reveal, eighteen personalities; in which the majority of artists called on Élisabeth Borne to introduce a “modern and effective animal policy” by establishing a State Secretariat dedicated to animal status. Among the signatories: singer Chantal Goya, comedians Jean-Marie Bigard and Vincent Lagaf or Miss France 2012 Delphine Wespiser. These figures see the formation of a new government as an “opportunity” to “reconcile with the animal world”.

“This secretary of state will be a powerful message on a political level, even if it won’t change everything with a single wave of magic wands,” Me Emmanuel Ludot said of the origins of this approach. . An appeal that comes from the observation that despite the “ethical” treatment of animals in France, their healthful actions still lack “coherence” on a national scale. . In question, according to Reims’ bar attorney, the weight of the lobby and lack of political will. He believes legislation in November 2021 – aimed at combating animal cruelty and strengthening the bond between animals and humans – is “not enough”.

“Integrate, in each bill, political reflection on the impact this could have on the animal world”

The signatories want animal protection to become a political subject “in its own right”: “It would be proof of a long step, for France, a nation of human rights, to also become a a nation of human rights,” they wrote. “There is a need to integrate, in every bill, a political reflection on the impact this could have on the animal world,” explains Emmanuel Ludot. The second assumes his desire is to “create controversy” to “push the government into its own place”. Even if it means calling for “people” to commit and politicize. Among them we see Francis Lalanne, who is at the top of the Yellow Vests list in the European elections and who is running for the legislative elections in Charente, and Laurent Baffie, the candidate for the election. June for the animal party in Paris.

However, this appeal is for “measurement” purposes, so as not to offend the breeding agents and to gather the largest numbers. Emmanuel Ludot emphasized his desire to find “balance”: “We need slaughterhouses because people still eat meat, but in the end the animals must be dignified.” A comment shared by the leading singer of “Starmania”, Fabienne Thibeault. Signing the letter, she is also part of the Order of Agriculture, an honorary title awarded by the Department of Agriculture: “I have seen in the majority of cases conscientious, cattle-loving ranchers their own and wish for their well-being”. According to the female singer, a State Secretariat would be better “accompanying and equipped with good practices”.

“We have to stay rational and come up with what is possible,” added former TV presenter Sophie Darel. The person who said she “loves animals” adopted three abandoned dogs and two cats. Sophie Darel notes: “We have made a bit of progress since the law stipulates that animals are no longer furniture, but progress is still slow and painful.” For his part, comedian and actor Raphaël Mezrahi, particularly committed to animals, hopes that the campaign will resonate favorably: “there is no foreign minister in charge of animal welfare, like as if missing a cog.” And to conclude: “Respecting animals is also respecting nature and life”.

An Open Letter to Mrs. Elisabeth Borne, Prime Minister of the Republic

“Dear Prime Minister,

We are honored to intercede with you, believing that you have an extraordinary opportunity in the next five years to reconcile us with the animal world.

It seems that an effective and modern animal policy needs to be established.

This is why the signatories listed at the bottom of this letter urge you to think about creating a State Secretariat for the Status of Animals.

This will be proof of a big step forward for France, a nation of human rights, to also become a nation of animal rights.

Indeed, any reform or bill, in any field, must ensure that in all their respects the above-mentioned principles are fully respected.

It is therefore a political reflection in the noble sense of the term that the term is urgently needed, and we appeal to you on this matter.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by its treatment of animals.. Mohandas K. Gandhi.

Please accept, Prime Minister, the expression of our deepest consideration. ”

The petitioners

Raphael Mezrahicomedians and actors; Jean-Jacques Standingcomposer-singer; Chantal Goyasinger ; Jean Marie Bigardcomedians; Laurent Baffiecomedians; Vincent Lagaf’comedians; Mikelangelo Locontesinger ; Francis Lalannepoetic author – composing – performing; Rene Manzorscreenwriter and author; Emmanuel LaureauEditor; Fabienne Thibeaultsinger – Agriculture Commander Certificate of Merit, Ambassador for Threatened Agricultural Breeds and Good Breeding Practices; Sophie Darelperformer – TV presenter; Marc Leadingjournalist – writer; Newspaper boysinger ; Delphine WespiserMiss France 2012 and TV columnist, Pebblesartist ; Mario d’Albaartist ; Emmanuel Ludot – attorney at Reims Court of Appeal.

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