Victory! Veracruz, Mexico: Statewide ban on participation of children in bullfighting
This legislative measure seeks to coincide with the Committee on the Rights of Children of the United Nations recommendation to Mexico this year, in which it expressed its concern for the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of children who attend bullfighting schools and children exposed to violence in bullfights – activity that contravenes their right to a life free from violence. Congress also took into consideration the studies of experts who claim that animal abusers show greater propensity to be violent with other people and commit common crimes.
Veracruz becomes the first state in Mexico to approve this law reform. World Animal Day (WAD), Movimiento Consciencia, México Unido Por el Respeto a los Animales (MUPRA), Entrelacemos las Garras and Red Internacional Anti-tauromaquia express their appreciation and gratitude to Congressman Jesus Velázquez and Mari Carmen Garcia, Representatives of Movimiento Consciencia in Veracruz and the Congress of Veracruz for making a difference in the fight against violence.
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