WSPA celebrates Animal-friendly culture in Mexico

Three new cities in Mexico have banned bullfighting and pledged their support to WSPA’s Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). 

Fortín de las Flores, Xalapa and Boca del Río joined the city of Teocelo, all within the State of Veracruz, to say NO to the cruel practice of bullfighting. 

Marcela Vargas, Programme Manager for WSPA Mesoamerica and the Caribbean said: “These cities are way ahead in achieving an animal-friendly culture in Mexico and WSPA would like to congratulate them on signing up and taking a stand.” 

The authorities are also in discussion with WSPA about education projects to ensure animal welfare regulations are practiced and there is improvement to the welfare of animals across the state, including a state of the art animal health unit to substitute the traditional rabies control centre in Xalapa, which will significantly improve the lives of many dogs and cats.

“Signing up to UDAW is significant in order to achieve UN endorsement, but also ensures concrete actions from those participating – improving the lives of animals, which is always the ultimate aim.” concluded Vargas.

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