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Groupama insurance company asked to stop advertising at bullfights
26 September 2013

French Insurance and banking company, Groupama, has been urged to show compassion and stop advertising at bullfights. An advertisement banner for the company was on display on 1st September at a bullring in the South of France where bulls were tortured, killed and dragged away.

A tortured bull is dragged away at a bullring in France. The Groupama advertisement banner can be seen in the background. (Image: Youtube)

"It is disappointing to note that Groupama had an advertisement banner in place during a cruel bullfighting event at Arènes de Plumaçon in Mont-de-Marsan this month," ICABS stated in a letter to the company. "It is surprising that your company would choose to associate with this horrendous animal cruelty - particularly as a majority of people across France and Europe are opposed to bullfighting and want it outlawed."

Video footage posted on Youtube shows bulls being tortured and killed in front of the Groupama banner. See the video at Warning: Graphic content.


Contact Groupama and urge them to stop advertising at bullfights.

Groupama SA
8 & 10 rue d'Astorg
75008 PARIS
+ 33 (0)1 44 56 77 77

Please also contact the other companies who had advertising banners at this bullring:

Carre Bleu International
RN7, ZI Les Plaines, 26780 Malataverne
Tel: 04 75 90 70 45
Fax: 04 75 90 73 64

France Bleu Radio
Email from:
Leave comment on Facebook:
Send a tweet: @francebleu

Email from:

Radio MDM
11 rue du Peyrouat
40000 Mont de Marsan
Leave a comment on Facebook:
Tel: 05 58 46 46 46

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