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UPDATE: According to an article from January 2012 the contract with the company in charge of repairing the bullring was terminated so the works were not finished.

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Oran, the second largest city of Algeria, has a bullring. The first bullfight took place in 1954 and during the French colonization held bullfights that ended with the independence of the country. 
During the 90's the bullring was used for political meetings, sports and theatre.Meanwhile over time the bullring became delapidated so the City Hall of Oran decided to repair it in 2010.It will be inaugurated in December this year and instead of using it for cultural spectacles they decided to reopen with a bullfight to boost tourism.
The media of Algeria begin to report these intentions in August. Meanwhile some of the articles mysteriously disappeared but the City Hall has this announcement in their website .

We cannot allow that another country hosts bullfights. The bullfighting industry is desperate to export their bloody business to other countries because in their own countries is no longer profitable.

Please send letters of vehement protest to the authorities.

Monsieur le Président, Ministres et Autorités Locales,

J'ai appris que la Mairie d'Oran a l'intention de ré-ouvrir ses arènes en Décembre avec une corrida de taureaux car ça va stimuler le tourisme dans la ville.

Les corridas en Espagne, en France et au Portugal sont de plus en plus contestées et les touristes évitent visiter ces pays en raison de ce fait. La popularité des corridas dans ces pays est en baisse année après année.

L'importation d'une coutume barbare à votre pays n'est pas une choix judicieux, bien au contraire. Beaucoup de gens qui pouvaient choisir visiter votre pays ne le feront pas.

S'il vous plaît utilisez les arènes pour des spectacles d'art et non de torture et mort.

Espérant que votre sagesse prévaudra sur l'atrocité, je vous demande de ne pas permettre cette corrida de taureaux ou autres corridas dans votre pays.

En attendant une réponse positive,




Dear Mr. President, Ministers and Local Authorities,

It came to my knowledge that the City Hall of Oran intends to reopen its bullring in December with a bullfight.

Claims have been made that this will boost the tourism in the city.

Bullfights in Spain, France and Portugal have been more and more contested and tourists avoid to visit these countries due to that fact. The popularity of the bullfights in these countries is decreasing year after year.

Importing a barbaric custom to your country is not a wise choice, quite the contrary. Many people who would choose to visit your country will choose not to.

Please use the bullring for spectacles of art and not spectacles of torture and death.

Trusting that your wisdom will prevail over atrocity I request you to not allow this or other bullfights to go ahead in your country.

Waiting for a positive response,




President of Algeria

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

The Prime Minister does not have email please leave your letter at:


Minister of Culture


Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Culture

D. YAHI Zéhira

City Hall of Oran

Wilaya d'Oran

Siège de la Wilaya, El M'naouer, 31000 - Oran

Fax : +213 (0) 41 38 01 95

The tourism does not have email please leave your letter at:

Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

2118 Kalorama Road NW - Washington DC 20008

Fax: (202) 667-2174


El Watan,

L'Echo d'Oran

Le Jour d'Algérie

Le Soir d'Algérie


Le Quotidien

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