Bullfighting Banned

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The city of Veracruz, Mexico has placed a ban on bullfighting and all other shows featuring animals.

The city of Veracruz, Mexico has placed a ban on bullfighting and all other shows featuring animals.

Paws Up!
To the city of Veracruz, Mexico, for banning bullfighting.

According to a news story, “Veracruz has become the most recent city in Mexico to update its Animal Welfare Code to ban bullfighting. The government of Veracruz — a port city about 186 miles east of Mexico City —joined four other cities — Xalapa, Fortin de las Flores, Teocelo and Boca de Rio — all located in Veracruz state, in passing a ban on bullfighting. A comprehensive change to the Animal Welfare Code by Veracruz city lawmakers last month, however, included banning ‘bullfighting and all other shows featuring animals.’”

Residents of many jurisdictions where bullfighting was once considered tradition now recognize it for what it is, a demeaning “sport” that has nothing to do with celebrating a culture.

Take Action: Write the ambassador from Mexico to the United States, thanking him for the actions that five cities in his country have taken against bull fighting.

The Honorable Eduardo Medina-Mora
Ambassador from Mexico
1911 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

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