It’s official: law that prohibits bullfights, cockfights, and carriages in Quintana Roo


CANCÚN, Q. Roo.- As of today, bullfights, cockfights, and dogs, as well as the use of carriages for tourist purposes, based on the provisions of the Law on Tourism, are prohibited in Quintana Roo. Animal welfare.

After five months of its approval by the Congress of Quintana Roo, this Law was published on Monday in the Official Gazette of the state for its entry into force the following day, after a judge of the Second District Court ordered its issuance in a term that concluded this Monday, as part of the protection promoted by animal advocates.

This document explicitly indicates the prohibition of practices that represent some kind of harm or cruelty to animals, considered as “traditional” in some sectors.

For example, it restricts the use of animals in traction vehicles on asphalt roads, including tourist-made huts, famous in Cozumel.

Likewise, Article 40 section XII of this legislation prohibits bullfights , heifers, bulls and calves throughout the state, as well as the training of animals for use in these types of shows.

This fraction, together with the one about cockfighting, has been one of the most controversial in the discussion of the Law, since the representatives of the bullfighting guild have claimed that, in addition to representing an economic income for hundreds of families, it is a tradition of roots in the entity.

In Cancun, two runs were announced on December 20, for the 30th anniversary of the Plaza de Toros.

The Animal Welfare Law, likewise, prohibits the use of animals in circuses, the commercialization of pets on public roads; the gift of animals for commercial or political propaganda purposes or the use of animals in marches.

The penalties for breaching this Law range from the confiscation of animals, closure of centers, facilities or premises to economic fines of up to 200 times the daily value of the Unit of Measurement and Update, approximately 16 thousand 800 pesos.

Source: sipse

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