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 advance he?
Culture cultural exception or exception?
An article on this blog last summer r evoked frontal oppositions between different parts of pro-and anti-bullfighting in France. With the Catalan vote, the confrontation revives. For now the trend is favorable ban. As it is often the antis who come to better 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.
However, the pro-bullfighting feel the wind pass the ball. Consequently, they are on the frontlines to defend the idea that voting is clean Catalan Spain and the French situation is different. Simon Casas, a former bullfighter and bull organizer, told France Info, and we can listen here, considers that it is "a matter between the separatist politician Catalan and Spanish central state" refusing to consider it raises the question "the legitimacy of bullfighting in Spain" preferring to argue that "the legitimacy of the law is questioned" and defend the cultural exception "even artistic," of bullfighting in southern France.
Which takes about a more or less the same arguments as the statement Samadet in 2007, when pro-bullfighting questioned as follows: ". Bull's death that accompanies the history of humanity for millennia would it become so taboo 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 bullfighting lobby cities which UNICEF calls to the rescue in a statement issued 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, 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, for a bullfight organized for Haiti.
Bullfighting to rescue Haiti (Nîmes) - Le Figaro
More on http://wizdeo.com/s/telemiroir - Day taurine charity organized in Nîmes arenas 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 silver bullfighting, without reaching its goals of creating a parliamentary commission on the issue for hours.
Petition calling for a ban on bullfighting in France has 68,898 signatures to 29 July 2010. In my previous article on the subject, 11,112 had signed. This leaves one to believe that developing this initiative Catalan movement can only encourage. A survey commissioned by the anti-bullfighting alliance in the Gard department wants eloquent in this regard. 2/3 of Gard surveyed said they were "unfavorable to bullfights with spades, banderillas and killing of bulls."
Forgotten big cocks
Muriel Marland Militello insists that his group president Jean-Francois Cope make up his bill on 13 July in the agenda of the Assembly, "so that finally the leaden Parliamentary be broken! Finally for parliamentarians to discuss 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 stir.
Note: this article World returns well on the issue of bullfighting in France