20th September 2009

The “Proyecto Tauromaquia de la UNESCO”, (UNESCO Bullfighting Project)

The “Proyecto Tauromaquia de la UNESCO”, (UNESCO Bullfighting Project)

The Asociación Internacional de Tauromaquia, or AIT ( the International Bullfighting Organisation) has been trying its hardest for bullfighting to be declared world heritage since as far back as 2005. Its original petition having been denied, the now worldwide bullfighting lobby association has focused its efforts on a renewed attempt to place bullfighting under the protection of the UNESCO through intensive work on the “Proyecto Tauromaquia de la UNESCO”.

These people have power and money, and they are dangerous. As their opponents, it is our duty to join forces and get organised to thwart their plans for bullfighting”.

Chronology of the bullfighting lobby’s activities:

On the occasion of its 32d meeting, held in Paris on 29 September 2003, the UNESCO staged a conference on the subject of the protection of immaterial cultural heritage.

The AIT, the International Bullfighting Organisation, was founded in Madrid in 2004.
On 27 January 2005, the AIT was listed on the register of organisations of the Spanish Home Office, the purpose of this being to achieve the permanent recognition of bullfighting as a cultural asset.

On 19 November, the Spanish Government’s involvement in the “Proyecto Tauromaquia de la UNESCO”, was requested. Even the daughter of the King of Spain and heiress to the throne, Cristina of Borbón, honorary president of the Spanish UNESCO commission was encouraged to become involved in the project.

In early 2006, all the necessary ratifications initially required in order to allow assessment by the UNESCO were filed. All the countries which practise bullfighting are members of the convention.
“Taurino” sources did not reveal where those ratifications were submitted, but we can assume that the project is yet to be submitted to the National UNESCO commission.

On 25 October 2006, a petition was filed in order to prompt all autonomous Spanish regions to individually request the admission of bullfighting as world cultural heritage.
In 2007, on the occasion of the Feria del Toro, the “Proyecto Tauromaquia de la UNESCO”, gave Taurinos a golden opportunity to network with Portuguese bullfighting advocates.

The Parliamentary Organisation for Bullfighting, the Asociación Taurina Parlamentaria (or ATP), was founded on 16 February 2007. This Spanish organisation includes both former and current representatives of the national assembly, members of the parliament, regional deputies and private individuals amongst its members. The ATP could potentially win the support of new parliamentarians from other countries for the project.

June 2008 saw a meeting with Portuguese parliamentarians, the outcome of which was the set up by Portugal of a Portuguese Parliamentary Bullfighting Organisation. This was deemed necessary in order to achieve a stronger advocation of bullfighting.

An international meeting of all parliamentary bullfighting supporters was held in Madrid in November 2008. Participating organisations from France, Spain and Portugal came to the following decisions:
„Under consideration of the cultural and artistic worth of bullfighting, we will do everything in our power in order to achieve its acceptance as a cultural heritage asset.“

2008 saw the founding of the Mesa del Toro organisation, its purpose likewise the advocation of the protection of bullfighting as world cultural heritage.

On 4 and 5 July 2008, bullfighting found its way into the European Parliament. An exhibition entitled “Entre hombre y toro” (“Between man and bull”) was held. Of course it was met with a counter-event by bullfighting opponents. Taurinos claim that this bullfighting exhibition was very well received by European parliamentarians, “…meaning that it stands a very good chance to be named UNESCO world cultural heritage.”

All the parties involved are focusing their energies on promoting and raising awareness of the project and making the most of the opportunity to gather new members amongst EU parliamentarians. In the meantime, the UNESCO bullfighting project has grown into a well organised and dangerous giant, on a worldwide level.

On 6 June 2009, an international meeting took place in the bullring auditorium of Las Ventas, in Madrid. The “Unión Latina” gave a speech on the topic of “Bullfighting: a cultural heritage asset”, with the support of the Junta de Andalucía. The “Mesa del Toro” organisation, jointly with the French bullfighting organisation, also agreed to provide their support.

The Unión Latina was founded in Madrid in 1954, for the purpose of promoting and obtaining the overall heritage and various identities of the Latin language across the whole of the Latin world. The number of members of this highly influential organisation has since grown to 35 states across 4 continents.

Source: AIT

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  1. 1 22. September 2009, Renate Ortel schreibt:

    How do they dare suggest bullfighting to be declared world heritage??? EUROPE DOES NOT WANT SUCH HERITAGE, the majority of the Spanish population does not approve to bullfighting…
    TORTURE IS NOT CULTURE!!! TORTURE IS A CRIME!!!!
    We do not want criminals to be EU parliamentarians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Renate Ortel

  2. 2 5. Oktober 2009, William Soberon schreibt:

    INICIO DE MARCHAS ANTI-TAURINAS HACIA ACHO 2009
    FRENTE ANTI-TAURINO DEL PERÚ
    (La muerte y la tortura no es arte ni tradición)
    12 ANIVERSARIO: 1997-2009

    Lima, 28 de Septiembre del 2009

    NOTA DE PRENSA

    CORRIDAS DE TOROS: CUANDO EL SADISMO SE CONVIERTE EN TRADICIÓN

    Sres periodistas y opinión publica:

    Como todos los años iniciamos nuestras manifestaciones pacificas anti-taurinas donde nuevamente empiezan a torturar y masacrar publicamente a los animales delante de los niños permitiendoles su ingreso y promoviendoles una cultura de violencia y falta de respeto por la vida.

    En asi que en esta oportunidad les invitamos para los dias Domingos 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 y 6 de Diciembre del presente: http://peru21.pe/noticia/326417/feria-taurina-senor-milagros-2009-tendra-cartel-lujo

    CONCENTRACIÓN: Plaza San Martin

    HORA: Desde las 11:00 am

    En estos tiempos donde el Tribunal Constitucional ya se pronunció emitiendo un FALLO HISTORICO CONTRA LAS CORRIDAS DE TOROS (en Agosto del 2005) y la Resolución Nº 1163 del Instituto Nacional de Cultura del año 2005, declaró tambien a las corridas de toros como no culturales. Es impresindible que el Estado PROHIBA LAS CORRIDAS DE TOROS, Peleas de Gallos y otros tipos de crueldad, pues según la Universidad de Lima en encuesta realizada en Octubre del 2007, existe un 83.1 % de las rechazan.

    Asi mismo el Jueves 1 de Octubre ven con nosotros a celebrar nuestro 12 Aniversario en Jr. Lampa 1030 Lima a partir de las 7:00 pm y el Viernes 2 en Jr. Quilca 238 Lima CC. El Averno. Tambien este 4 de Octubre se conmemora el Día Mundial de los Animales y el 5 el DIA MUNDIAL ANTI-TAURINO, consecuentemente manifestaremos denunciando LOS DIVERSOS TIPOS DE CRUELDAD HACIA LOS ANIMALES Y SUS DERIVADOS (Jala Patos, Yawar Fiesta, Peleas de Gallos, etc.). Igualmente el 15 de Octubre presente SE CUMPLEN 31 AÑOS de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos de los Animales.

    DENUNCIAMOS A LOS QUE AUSPICIAN Y ORGANIZAN ESTOS DEGRADANTES Y RETROGRADOS ESPECTACULOS QUE DENIGRAN LA CONDICIÓN DEL SER HUMANO y LA VIDA DEL ANIMAL, dejando una mala imagen de nuestro pais en el extranjero como si nosotros los peruanos somos unos salvajes; existiendo a nivel nacional un 68 % de rechazo según la encuenta Datum del 2008.

    DENUNCIAMOS LA UTILIZACIÓN DEL NOMBRE DE CRISTO en la llamada „Feria Taurina del Señor de los Milagros“, la celebración de misas en la capilla de la Plaza de Acho, el silencio complice del clero, a los lobyes taurinos que actuan en el Congreso de la Republica haciendo archivar nuestros proyectos de ley y corrompen a la policia del Rimac y de la VII Región.

    INVITAMOS a las instituciones tutelares de la defensa de los derechos del niño, a la defensoria del pueblo, el colegio de veterinarios, el colegio medico, el colegio de abogados, los psicologos y psiquiatras, a los poetas y escritores, los periodistas que se pronuncien. A los congresistas que presenten proyectos de ley y exijan que llegue al debate al Pleno del Congreso y de una vez PROHIBIR ESTA MASACRE y TORTURA.

    INVITAMOS A QUE ESCRIBAN A LOS DEMAS CONGRESISTAS PARA QUE PRESENTEN PROYECTOS DE LEY CONTRA LA CRUELDAD A LOS ANIMALES.

    Ver la lista completa de congresistas y sus emails en:
    http://www.congreso.gob.pe/organizacion/distritos/electorales.asp

    INVITAMOS A LOS VERDADEROS ARTISTAS a que hagan su deslinde con los toreros asesinos y criminales que no son artistas. (LEAN LA CARTA DIRIGIDA A TOD@S LOS ARTISTAS DEL PERÚ:
    http://frenteantitaurino.blogspot.com/2008/03/carta-dirigida-tods-los-artistas-del.html )

    ÚNETE la GRAN CRUZADA NACIONAL E INTERNACIONAL CONTRA LAS CORRIDAS DE TOROS y sus derivados!!!

    Atentamente,

    William Soberón Guevara
    REPRESENTANTE Y COORDINADOR
    FRENTE ANTI-TAURINO DEL PERÚ
    Emails: frenteantitaurino@yahoo.es , frenteantitaurino@hotmail.com

    – COMUNICADO A LOS ACTIVISTAS:
    Las coordinaciones para participar en la SERIE DE MANIFESTACIONES CONTRA LAS CORRIDAS DE TOROS son los dias Viernes a las 7pm en Jr. Quilca 238 Lima.

    – A NUESTROS AMIG@S:
    Necesitamos el apoyo de abogados defensores de los Animales para la batalla legal, fotografos, camarografos particulares y periodistas independientes que cubran nuestras manifestaciones pacificas y asi poder detectar a los infiltrados y delincuentes contratados por la MAFIA TAURINA.

    – ¿COMO PUEDE COLABORAR EN LAS CAMPAÑAS ANTI-TAURINAS 2009?
    Apoyenos con gigantografias, afiches, volantes, diseños anti-taurinos, stikers, pines, logistica o su colaboración voluntaria a la siguente direccion: Jr Manuel Gomes 408 Lince, a nombre del FRENTE ANTI-TAURINO DEL PERÚ. Confirmenos su envio escribiendonos a nuestro correo.

    SOLICITE SU CONFERENCIA GRATUITA con VIDEOS ANTI-TAURINOS Y PROYECCION DE DIAPOSITIVAS EN POWER POINT, como tambien SU DESEO DE PARTICIPAR E INTEGRARSE COMO ACTIVISTA y REPRESENTANTE DISTRITAL Y NACIONAL a nuestros emails indicados.

  3. 3 22. November 2009, Isolda Eckhardt schreibt:

    Bullfighting is simply an event where animals are tortured. Only persons with sadistic traits could possible like such spectacle. Under a false illusion of power, the matador craves the admiration of backward spectators. The bull never has a chance. Its horns are “shaved” and its eyes smeared with Vaseline. Its neck is weakened by a spear – the “pica”- to prevent raising its head too high. Before the kill, daggers with hooks, called “banderillas” are stabbed on the bulls back. The final blow with a sword never kills the animal instantly. The lungs perforated, the bull suffocates slowly on its own blood. For every matador gored to death, there are thousands of animals tortured to death.

    Only money-hungry cattle-breeders, a bunch of ignoramuses and featherbrained “señoritas” showing the latest fashion can make excuses for bullfighting to continue. Even UNESCO has condemned this senseless act of cruelty.

    It is a barbaric and primitive act that reveals human depravity. How dare these bunch of people ask for this to be declared World Heritage! What a mockery of this title it would be! This should never, NEVER happen.

    Ysolda Eckhardt
    Sydney, Australia

  4. 4 20. April 2010, katehrin suarez schreibt:

    Hola, les pido el favor de enviarme videos o presentaciones antitaurinas debo exponer sobre el tema en la universidad autonoma latinoamericana,

    agradeceria su aporte,

    katherin

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