Bull runs could have the days counted in the Mexican capital. The Animal Welfare Commission approved Monday night to prohibit "public shows, in which it is mistreated, torture or privates life to the bulls, nights and calves." The initiative went ahead with four votes in favor and an abstention and, although the absence of four deputies could leave the vote without legal effect, its members do not hesitate that it will come to the plenum of the Congress so that it will eventually decide if approved or discard it .
To be confirmed this news, the Monumental Square of Mexico, the largest bullring in the world, with capacity for 46,000 spectators, could definitely close its doors to the Taurine Celebrations.
The President of the Commission, Jesus Sesma, of the Green Ecologist Party, held the news since "we had a debt with citizenship and with people who do not agree with bullfighting" and said the decision made by the capital "It's going to be a detonator, what is going to cause is that other congresses of the Republic will be able to eliminate it and have a bull-free country."
The promoters of the initiative claim that this week take place to the Congress to prevent deputies from being left back or that representatives of the bullfighter are organized to protest. In addition to the prohibition, the measure includes fines of up to 5 million pesos (about 210,000 euros) for those who "organize, disseminate and make bullfighting or similar shows that imply animal abuse".
Currently, the Taurine festivities are prohibited in the states of Guerrero, Sonora, Coahuila and Quintana Roo, as well as in some municipalities of Veracruz, Michoacán, the State of Mexico and Nuevo León. Unlike them, other states such as Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Querétaro and Tlaxcala, have declared tauralquis as an immaterial cultural heritage, a decision that blocks the celebration, prevents them from being abolished and obliged to state governments to invest in them and spread their contents. Mexico is the second country in the world with the highest number of places, with 216, it celebrates an average of 800 Taurine Events per year and has a total of 262 livelihoods dedicated to the Lidia bull throughout its territory.
Mexico is the second country in the world with the highest number of places
According to figures from the National Association of Bullies of Lidia Bullors (ANCTL), the sector generates at the national level income ranging 300 million euros and is responsible for the creation of 80,000 direct jobs and 146,000 indirect. According to this newspaper, its Chairman, Germán Market Lamm, the decision that the Animal Welfare Commission in Mexico City is going to have "a high impact on the sector", since "it is one of the Taurin capitals to global level that generates tourism and countless attractions for national and foreign visitors. " Unlike Sesma, the president of the ANCTL does not believe that what happens in the Mexican capital will be replicated in other states of the country: "It is very unlikely by the economic importance that the activity represents, in addition to the ecological value that is He has in the livestocks. "
In addition to the legislation that are promoted from local congresses, there are currently 12 initiatives of law on animal protection in the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies who seek, not only to abolish bullfighting, but also tackle other own traditions of the country, like rooster or dog fights.
If Mexico has traditionally been one of the places of the world where Tauromaquia has had more roots, in recent times the debate on whether it is art or abuse has been more divided. According to a survey prepared by the Reformia newspaper, 59% of Mexicans are in favor of the prohibition of bullfighting, 73% consider it "an act of cruelty" and only 25% argue that it is "art and tradition".
1522 - The first Lidia Toro livestock in the country is established in Atenco
1526 - The first bullfight is celebrated to celebrate the return of Hernán Cortés de Honduras
1529 - Cumshots are officialized to celebrate important events
1788 - The Royal Plaza de Toros de San Pablo, the first stable and lasting.
1867-1886 - President Benito Juárez prohibits bullfighting in Mexico
1914 - 1920 - Venustiano Carranza prohibits again the Taurine Celebrations to the heat of the Mexican Revolution
1946 - The Monumental Square of Mexico, the largest in the world is inaugurated
2011- Hidalgo declares the tauromaquia 'intangible cultural heritage', other states are followed as Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Querétaro and Tlaxcala
2013 - Sonora prohibits bullfighting
2014 - Guerrero prohibits bullfighting
2015 - Coahuila prohibits bullfighting
2019 - Quintana Roo prohibits bullfighting
2021 - Mexico City approves in commissions Prohibit bullsDate Of Update: 07 December 2021, 19:50