The Supreme Court endorses the return of bullfighting to Mexico City



The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) has thrown out the protection that prohibited bullfighting in Plaza México since May of last year. Minister Yasmín Esquivel’s project was unanimously approved this Wednesday, which means that bullfighting events will be able to return to Mexico City.

Thus, the definitive suspension that a federal judge in administrative matters, Jonathan Bass, had granted to the Just Justice organization to stop having bullfights in the Benito Juárez mayor’s office, where the plaza, the largest in the world, is located, is revoked.

The organization took a complaint to court against the Bullfighting Regulations and the Law for the Celebration of Public Entertainments, claiming that federal justice prohibits animal abuse. Judge Jonathan Bass accepted the suspension under the argument that “society is interested in respecting the physical and emotional integrity of all animals.”

The defenders of bullfighting, personified in the organization Tauromaquia Mexicana, appealed this decision before the High Court, arguing that under this premise all acts in which animals participate should be prohibited.

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