Photo: Bullfighting in Mexico Ban Moves Forward
A commission of the Legislative assembly (local congress) of the Federal District (ALDF) approved a bill that bans bullfighting in the capital city of Mexico City.
The bill, which will go to forward for discussion and vote, was approved by the Commission of Public Administration (ALDF) by three votes. Two legislators dissented, one of which left the room during the voting.
Those who dissented explained that stopping the bullfights would increase unemployment in the population. They also argued that of the forums held to hear the arguments for and against the bullfighting, only the opposing side was heard.
Civil organizations who defend animal rights expressed their satisfaction with the decision, and see it a step further in stopping animal abuse. The Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) celebrated the passing of the bill and even called it “historic” stated sources.
The bill is now set to be heard by the General Assembly in the session period which end on the April 30th.