Judge Suspends Mexico City Bullfighting Indefinitely

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After months of legal battles and parliamentarian evasion the topic, a Mexico City judge on Friday, June 10, ordered the definite suspension of all bullfighting in the city.

Although just one day earlier, another municipal judge had ordered the suspension of a temporary stay on bullfighting in the nation’s capital while a lawsuit challenging its legality proceeded, on Friday, Judge Jonathan Bass Herrera, of the First District Court for Administrative Matters, reinstated the suspension, which had been requested by the  Just Justice organization.

At the end of May, the nonprofit NGO filed a legal injunction against bullfighting at Mexico City’s Plaza México, the world’s largest bullring, claiming that the sport subjects animals to cruel treatment.

The La México corporation, which manages Plaza México, has appealed the suspension.

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