In Spain, Catalonia has decided to ban bullfighting on 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 France, the debate on banning bullfights he advance?
Cultural exception or special culture?
An article on this blog last summer r evoked frontal opposition between different parts pro and anti-bullfighting in France. With the Catalan vote confrontation revives. For now the trend is favorable ban. As it is often the antis who come to make their voices better 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 organizer torrero and bullfights, told France Info, and you can listen here believes this is "a politician matter between the Catalan separatists and Spanish central government" refusing to consider it raises 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 as the statement Samadet in 2007, where the pro-bullfighting questioned as follows:. "The death of the bull which accompanies the history of humanity for millennia would it become taboo to the point that it is a priority for modern democracies? But what then of violent deaths and misery of thousands of people complacently shown daily on our television screens? ".
Equally taken by the bullfighting lobby cities UNICEF calls to the rescue humanistic principles in a statement released on July 29 : "Remember that a convention of UNESCO enshrines the principle of respect for diversity and freedom in all areas of heritage and culture, posing as one 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, for a bullfight organized for Haitians.
Bullfighting to rescue Haiti (Nîmes) - Le Figaro
More on http://wizdeo.com/s/telemiroir - taurine Day charity organized to Nimes Arena for the earthquake victims in Haiti.
Led by Muriel Marland-Militello (UMP) and Geneviève Gaillard (PS), a group of MPs seeking to shed light on the money of the bullfight, without reaching its goals 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. This leaves one to believe in the 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 articulate this regard. 2/3 of Gard surveyed say "adverse bullfights with spades, banderillas and killing of bulls."
The big cocks forgotten
Muriel Marland Militello therefore insists that its Group President, Jean-Francois Cope make up his bill on 13 July in the agenda of the Assembly, "to finally lead the parliamentary yoke 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 animals die so desired by men. 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 issue of bullfighting in France