The Mexican state of Coahuila has prohibited bullfighting and becomes the third state in Mexico with a ban. The voting took place in the Congress of Coahuila, with 16 votes in favour and 5 against the prohibition.
The bill was an initiative of governor Rubén Moreira Valdéz (PRI) who said that the initiative was a response to the request made by the United Nations to Mexico to keep children away from the violence of bullfighting.
More and more municipalities and states are deciding to abolish bullfighting. In Mexico. Sonora and Guerrero have already prohibited bullfighting and there are also 7 municipalities against bullfighting. Worldwide, 132 municipalities have declared pronounced anti-bullfighting.
Source: CAS International