Animal rights defenders in Mexico City on Sunday marched to protest the return of the centuries-old spectacle of bullfighting to the capital after almost two years.
“Torture is not art, it is not culture,” demonstrators shouted near the Plaza Mexico bullring. “Yes to bulls, no to bullfighting.”
Mexico’s capital held its first bullfight in almost two years on Sunday, after the Supreme Court paved the way for the spectacle’s return in December.
Bullfights have been held in Mexico since the 16th century.
While a ruling suspended bullfighting in 2022 as a precautionary measure amid a longer-running case, the Supreme Court struck that decision down. Activists hope a final resolution will come later this year.