“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Dolphins, jellyfishes, sea turtles, octopuses, cuttlefish, sharks.
Sea birds, buzzards, kites, eagles, vultures, falcons, eagle owls, pink flamingoes.
Badgers, foxes, otters, rats, mice, rabbits and hares, red squirrels, wild hamsters, martens, chamois, weasels, ibex, deer.
Butterflies, crickets, cicadas, bees, wasps, beetles, grasshoppers, lizards, grass snakes.
Stray cats are a common sight on the streets. In Paris, some small dogs can be seen dressed in designer collars and coats as if as they were accessories.
Some dogs are tied up and some are used for hunting. Horseback riding is a common sight in the countryside.
Hunting is legal in France. Common animals hunted are deer, hares, rabbits, mouflons, wild boars, game birds such as partridges and pheasants.
Bull fighting is prohibited in most parts of France. However, in some regions, cockfights and bullfights are allowed due to its traditional roots. In 2015 bullfighting was also removed from the country’s heritage list.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.