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 of Bettencourt-Wisenberg business. And France, the debate on banning bullfighting he advance?
Cultural exception or exception culture?
An article on this blog last summer r evoked frontal opposition between 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 raise their voices heard. This does not mean that they will achieve their end. The conservatism of strength comes precisely from its historical precedence, moral or not.
However, 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 that we can listen to it here, considers that this is "a matter between the separatist politician Catalan 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 in question" and defend the cultural exception, "or even art" of bullfighting in southern France.
About one who gets more or less the same arguments that the statement of Samadet, in 2007, where pro-bullfighting questioned as follows: ".The death of the bull that accompanies the history of mankind for millennia she would have 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? ".
Humanist principles also taken by the lobby of bullfighting cities Unicef calls to the rescue 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 only constraint compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ".
In this paper war, 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) - BBC
More about http://wizdeo.com/s/telemiroir - Charitable taurine Day organized the arenas of Nimes 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 the money of bullfighting without achieving its purpose of creating a parliamentary committee on the issue for the hour.
The petition calling for a ban on bullfighting in France has 68,898 signatures to 29 July 2010. During my previous article on the issue, 11,112 had signed. Leaving to 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 respect this eloquent. 2/3 of respondents said they Gard "unfavorable bullfights with picnic, 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, "so that finally the parliamentary wall of silence is broken! So that finally parliamentarians to debate this issue, just as do the members of the other side of the Pyrenees! ".
Bullfights are not the only entertainment where animals die as intended by men. Thus, cock fighting is legal in our country, in the north of France and some overseas territories, and are subject to financial paris, maybe a little less legal. Little was émeuvent.
Note: this article World returns well on the issue of bullfighting in France