There is more historic progress for animals to celebrate!
Today, I’m writing to you with great news coming from Mexico, and its impact is more far-reaching than you might think.
The problem of intensive farming and slaughterhouses is so widespread that it’s necessary to take strategic global actions to fight it effectively. Animal Equality is based in eight countries all over the world for precisely this reason.
For example, our team in Mexico is committed to pushing its institutions to enact laws to protect animals raised and killed for food, and we’ve worked for years to get results like what I’m about to tell you:
The Congress of the State of Puebla has approved a bill banning unregulated slaughterhouses and the slaughter of animals without stunning with overwhelming, almost unanimous support.
Thanks to this resolution, which comes after a series of meetings Animal Equality had with government authorities, more than 100 million animals will no longer be brutally killed in illegal facilities without stunning.
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This reform will impact countless animals and brings us one step closer to a world in which all animals are protected.
In a historic move for animal protection, Puebla, Mexico voted to pass a law that will criminalize unregulated slaughterhouses (also known as “backyard” or “underground” slaughterhouses) and slaughter at live animal markets. The new law will also make it illegal for land animals in the state to be slaughtered without being stunned prior.
Under the new law, which was passed after Animal Equality Mexico participated in talks with various agencies of the Government of Puebla, any unregulated slaughter operations will be shut down and anyone caught slaughtering an animal without prior stunning could face one to four years in prison and a fine.
Following Jalisco, Puebla slaughters the most animals in Mexico and approximately 70 to 80 percent of the meat comes from unregulated slaughterhouses. This reform will impact countless animals and is the second initiative of this type, after a similar ban was put in place in Jalisco in 2019.
The horror of backyard slaughterhouses – video:
But that’s not all.
All unregulated slaughtering operations will be prohibited and sanctioned, and violators of the new law will face criminal charges with a prison sentence of one to four years.
This is not the first time that a state in Mexico has approved such a revolutionary reform because of our efforts.
In 2019, following our investigations inside several Mexican slaughterhouses, the state of Jalisco approved a historic reform of its criminal code and adopted new laws to protect more than 200 million animals raised for food in the area.
This means that in just three years, our work in Mexico has impacted more than 300 million lives!
These victories show that institutional change is possible thanks to the investigative work and political pressure of Animal Equality and our supporters.
Billions of farmed animals suffer every day without the ability to defend themselves. We have the power and the responsibility to demand they are protected under the law.
Tomorrow, I will tell you about the work we’re doing around the world to expose what slaughterhouses try to hide from you.
|Sharon Núñez President|
P.S. Mark, the Mexican state of Puebla has approved a law that prohibits unregulated slaughterhouses and the slaughter of animals without stunning. This is a huge step forward that will impact the lives of more than 100 million animals!