Bullfighting, Dog Fighting, Cockfighting Banned in Veracruz, Mexico

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By Denise A Justin, Mon, July 22, 2013

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.”

The city will now also address other blood sports that have long been accepted, and this new legislation will end the traditional festivals that offered animal fighting as entertainment.

“Officials changed the Animal Welfare Code to ban bullfights, dog fights and cockfights,” said Veracruz Mayor Carolina Gudiño Corro. “The new regulations were enacted to prevent abuse of pets and other animals by owners and the public and create a culture of caring for animals.”

Individuals violating the new regulations will receive a written warning for the first offense and will be subject to fines of up to 6,700 pesos, or $521, for subsequent offenses, said Union Pro-Animal President Maria Nieves Milchorena.

“We want to thank and congratulate … the members of the different animal protection groups in the city of Veracruz who participated extensively in drafting the new city regulations on the care and protection of animals,” Corro said.

THE MEXICAN GREEN PARTY PARTY SEEKS A NATIONAL BAN ON BULLFIGHTS

In March 2012 a Federal District Legislative Assembly committee introduced and approved a bill to ban bullfighting in Mexico City. It was not heard in the full Assembly before the legislative session ended on April 30 and still awaits a full debate.

Sonora, Mexico, recently became the first Mexican state to ban bullfighting under the long-awaited Animal Protection Law addressing cruelty to animals. Amidst an overwhelming demonstration of public approval, local lawmaker of the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico, Vernon Perez Rubio told Formato 21 radio, “I didn’t expect the repercussion this would have, nationally and internationally."

Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador are the Latin American countries where bullfighting is most deeply rooted.

About 9,000 bulls are slaughtered every year at rings in Mexico where bullfighting dates back to the 16th century, animal-rights groups say.

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NETHETRLANDS : NL PARLIAMENT WANTS AN END TO EU SUBSIDY FOR CRUEL BULLFIGHTS JULY 4, 2013 HURRAY !!!

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Dutch info PVDD = Party for The Animals

www.partijvoordedieren.nl/recent/news/kamer-wil-af-van-landbouwsubsidies-stierenvechten

www.partijvoordedieren.nl/tweedekamer/moties/1890

THE NETHERLANDS July 4, 2013:
The Dutch Animal Party urged the Government by motion to stop the EU agricultural subsidies for bullfighting.
The Second Chamber of Parliament has adopted this motion of the Animal Party unanimously on 4 July 2013.

The Animal Party considers it a nasty business that European farming subsidies reach an industry that organizes bullfights. These agricultural subsidies fund the breeding of fighting bulls. More than 250,000 bulls and cows are tortured and killed in bullfight related events anually.

The Animal Party has previously raised questions about agricultural subsidies funding the bullfighting industry. Answers to these questions on EU agricultural policies confirmed that Spain received subsidies for the breeding of fighting bulls.

As the Second Chamber unanimously supported the motion of Marianne Thieme, the Government will put pressure on Europe to put an end to this funding stream. Marianne Thieme: "a majority of the House wants to put an end to agricultural subsidies for this cruel form of entertainment with animals. Subsidies are not meant for malicious pleasure with animals. The Animal Party will continue to strive for abolisment of this gruesome entertainment".


Dutch:
"Tweede Kamer heeft een motie van de Partij voor de Dieren die hierom vraagt vandaag met algemene stemmen aangenomen."
Tweede Kamer wil af van EU landbouwsubsidies voor stierenvechten 04-07-2013

De Nederlandse regering moet zich in Europa sterk maken tegen Europese landbouwsubsidies voor stierenvechten. De Tweede Kamer heeft een motie van de Partij voor de Dieren die hierom vraagt vandaag met algemene stemmen aangenomen.

De Partij voor de Dieren vindt het kwalijk dat Europese landbouwsubsidies terechtkomen bij een sector die stierengevechten organiseert. De landbouwsubsidies gaan onder andere naar het fokken van vechtstieren. Door stierenvechten worden jaarlijks wereldwijd meer dan 250.000 stieren en koeien gemarteld en gedood.

De PvdD heeft eerder vragen gesteld over de landbouwsubsidies die naar stierenvechten gaan. In de antwoorden op deze vragen is bevestigd dat Spanje in het kader van het Gemeenschappelijk Landbouwbeleid subsidies krijgt voor vechtstieren.

Nu een grote meerderheid van de Tweede Kamer de motie van Marianne Thieme heeft gesteund, zal de regering zich in Europa gaan inzetten om een einde te maken aan deze subsidiestroom. Marianne Thieme: “Een meerderheid van de Tweede Kamer wil een einde maken aan de landbouwsubsidies voor deze wrede vorm van vermaak met dieren. Subsidies horen niet naar dieronvriendelijk leedvermaak te gaan. De Partij voor de Dieren zal zich blijven inzetten voor een verbod op dit gruwelijke vermaak”.

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ARE MAUI"S DOLPHINS HOBBITS OF THE SEA?

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"Scientists united internationally call upon New Zealand to take "highest priority" measures for Maui's dolphins

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The IWC Scientific Committee calls for immediate actions to save our critically endangered "the hobbits of the sea" from risk of extinction."


THINK : "Everything of value is defenseless" (Lucebert)

* STOP SUFFERING :
stopfunkilling.org/STOP-SUFFERING-DOLPHINS-Marius-Donker
* MAUI'S DOLPHIN DOT COM
http://www.mauisdolphin.com
* LETS FACE IT
http://www.lets-face-it-dolphins.com


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