Bullfighting Resumes in Mexico City Amid Protests and Debates on Animal Cruelty



Bullfighting has resumed in Mexico City, attracting tens of thousands of spectators to the world’s largest bullring after the Supreme Court overturned a temporary ban. The event, which marks the first bullfight in nearly two years, has reignited debates around cultural heritage and animal cruelty. While proponents argue that bullfighting is an integral part of Mexican culture and provides significant economic benefits, opponents condemn the practice as cruel, highlighting the suffering and death of bulls in the arena. This divide was evident as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the stadium, voicing their opposition to what they consider animal cruelty.

  • Mexico City hosted its first bullfight in nearly two years after the Supreme Court overturned a temporary ban.
  • A crowd of 50,000 attended the event at the world’s largest bullring, while hundreds of protesters demonstrated against it outside.
  • Supporters argue that bullfighting is a vital aspect of Mexican culture and contributes significantly to the economy.
  • Opponents of bullfighting label it as animal cruelty, emphasizing the suffering and death of bulls during the events.
  • The Supreme Court’s decision in December temporarily allowed bullfighting to resume, but the long-term legal status of the practice remains under debate.

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