In Spain, Catalonia has decided to ban bullfighting in its territory. The news caused a sensation in the summer torpor, just broken by the discovery of buried babies and twists business Bettencourt-Wisenberg. And in France, the debate on banning bullfights he advance?
Cultural exception or special culture?
An article on this blog last summer r evoked frontal oppositions between different parts pro and anti-bullfighting in France. With the Catalan vote, confrontation revives. For now the trend is favorable the ban. As often it is the antis who manage to make their voices heard. This does not mean that they will achieve their end. The strength of conservatism comes precisely from its historical precedence, moral or not.
Nevertheless, the pro-bullfighting feel the wind pass the ball. Consequently, they are on the frontlines to defend the idea that the Catalan vote is unique to Spain and the French situation is different. Simon Casas, a former bullfighter and bull organizer, told France Info, and we can listen to it here, considers that this is "a matter between the politician Catalan separatists and Spanish central government" refusing to consider it evokes the question "the legitimacy of bullfighting in Spain," preferring to argue that "the legitimacy of the law is being challenged" and defend the cultural exception, "even art" of bullfighting in southern France.
About one who gets more or less the same arguments that the statement Samadet in 2007 when the pro-bullfighting questioned as follows: ".The death of the bull that accompanies the history of humanity for millennia would it become so taboo that it is a priority item for modern democracies? But what then of violent deaths and misery of thousands of people complacently shown daily on our television sets? ".
Equally taken by the lobby of bullfighting cities calling Unicef to the rescue humanistic principles in a statement released on July 29 : "Recall that a convention of UNESCO enshrines the principle of respect for diversity and freedom in all areas of heritage and culture, asking only constraint compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. "
In this war of communication, everything is good to take, including humanitarian, as was the case at the time of the Ascension, to a bullfight organized for Haitians.
Bullfighting to the aid of Haiti (Nîmes) - Le Figaro
More on http://wizdeo.com/s/telemiroir - taurine Day charity organized to Nimes Arena for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Led by Muriel Marland-Militello (UMP) and Geneviève Gaillard (PS), a group of MPs seeking to shed light on money in the bullfight without achieving its purpose of creating a parliamentary commission on the issue for the hour.
The petition calling for a ban on bullfighting in France has 68,898 signatures on July 29, 2010 In my previous article on the subject, 11,112 had signed. Which leaves believe in a development of this movement that the Catalan initiative can only encourage. A survey commissioned by the anti-bullfighting alliance in the Gard department wants to offer an eloquent. 2/3 of the Gard surveyed say "unfavorable bullfights with spades, flags and killing of bulls."
The big cocks forgotten
Muriel Marland Militello therefore insists that its Group President, Jean-Francois Cope do register his bill on 13 July in the agenda of the Assembly, "to finally screed parliamentary lead is broken! To finally parliamentarians to debate this issue, just as do the members of the other side of the Pyrenees! ".
Bullfights are not the only shows where the animals die desired by men way. Thus, cockfighting is legal in our country, in the north of France and in some overseas territories, and are subject to financial paris, maybe a little less legal. Few in émeuvent.
Note: this article World returns well on the question of bullfighting in France