Every year, an estimated 250,000 bulls are slain as part of the’sport’ across the world.
Bullfighting has been designated as animal cruelty in Sinaloa, making it the sixth state in Mexico to do so.
Mazatlán is the only town in the state where the bouts are still held.
Campaigners are ecstatic about the outcome, which was overwhelmingly approved by the Sinaloa Congress.
Sinaloa has joined the states of Sonora, Guerrero, Coahuila, and Quintana Roo in making the practice illegal. Bullfighting is still permitted in 27 Mexican states, so there’s a long way to go.
‘Important’ animal welfare reform
Animal welfare has risen in recent years as a result of changes in the legislation and the imposition of heavier fines for acts of cruelty.
PBN received a comment from Humane Society International/Mexico in response to the news. Felipe Marquez, the manager of the animal abuse program, explained:
“In Mexico, this is a significant reform.
“Because it reflects the majority of Mexican residents’ ideas and emotions that bullfighting should be prohibited.”
“If we continue to allow animals to be stabbed to death for our pleasure, we will never be able to address violence in our culture.”
The remark was made in light of a nearly decade-old poll that found 73 percent of Mexicans support the prohibition of bullfighting.
Bullfighting is a sport that takes place all over the world.
Every year, over 250,000 bulls are killed in bullfights across the world.
The industry still exists in Spain, France, Portugal, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, and Ecuador, in addition to much of Mexico.
The human “bullfighter” or matador is entrusted with killing the animal in front of a crowd as part of the “fights.”
This is a “agonizing death,” according to Humane Society International.
When the matador’s sword misses the target (a small area between the bull’s shoulders), the bull’s lungs and bronchial tubes are wounded, causing blood to pour into the afflicted animal’s mouth and nose.
Fortunately, the industry looks to be nearing the end of its life cycle. This current restriction comes two years after Spanish bullfighters requested €700 million from the government to help save the “sport” in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.