Le Boat thanked for removing bullfights from "Top 10 secret gems" list
12 March 2015
Europe’s top boating holiday company, Le Boat, has been thanked for removing bullfights from its list of "Top 10 secret gems" of France's Canal du Midi.
Following an ICABS appeal, in which we highlighted the cruelty involved, the West Sussex-based company replaced “bull fights” in the list with Cathédrale St-Nazaire.
We are very grateful to Le Boat for this compassionate response.
Le Boat operates the largest fleet of self-drive cruisers on Europe's waterways (including Emerald Star in Ireland). Find out more about its holiday offers at http://www.leboat.co.uk
Le Boat joins a growing list of companies which have responded positively to ICABS appeals and removed references to bullfighting or bullrings. These include American Airlines, EasyJet, Jet2holidays, Marriott International, Hilton Hampton, Ebookers, Club Travel, Abbey Travel, Sunways, Low Cost Holidays.ie, Travel Department, Cancun Holidays Information Center, Co-op Travel, Ultimate Travel, No Fly Cruising, City Breaks 101, Original Travel, Escape Trips, Charter Travel, NY.T.Roma Hotel, Exclusive GP, Just Resorts, IceLolly.com, Burleigh Travel, Abercrombie & Kent, Holiday Transfers, Iglu Cruise, Oliver's Travel's, StagWeb, Joe Walsh Tours, Budget Travel, Osprey Holidays, AlphaRooms and Hays Travel.
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If you choose to holiday in a bullfighting country (Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela), please do not visit bullfighting arenas or museums. Avoid purchasing any bullfight-related souvenirs. Join the international campaign against bullfighting. Please register your opposition to this horrific blood sport with the governments and political representatives of bullfighting countries as well as to the local Ambassadors.
Contact the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, or your country of residence, to register opposition to bullfighting. Express your desire to see bullfighting banned throughout all of Spain.
The Spanish Ambassador to Ireland
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