On Friday May 8th, The Yucatan Times published an article based on a journalistic investigation by the newsblog vice.com, regarding the barbaric ritual of animal cruelty performed annually in the town of Citilcum, Yucatán.
And on Tuesday June 30th, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) has issued an official “recommendation” to the Mayor of Izamal, Yucatan, to instrument, operate and evaluate the public policy of immediate attention to the practices of cruelty and slaughter of domestic animals on the occasion of traditional festivities in the community of Citilcum, Yucatan.
The action is intended to ensure decent treatment for wildlife, eradicating any traditions or celebrations that involve acts that injure, torture and mistreat ducks or any other domestic or wild animal species.
PROFEPA is also proposing to conduct forums, workshops or meetings to promote preservation, care and humane treatment of wildlife among communities integrated to this municipality.
In addition, PROFEPA instructed the mayor of Izamal to implement and enforce the laws related to the dignified and respectful treatment of animals.
PROFEPA previously reported to the Attorney General and the Ministry of Urban Development and Environment of the State of Yucatan, the criminal acts of animal cruelty performed during the ritual in Citilcum.
This action derived from citizen complaints filed in the Federal Delegation of PROFEPA (through social networks and email) in which civilians were denouncing the abuse of domestic animals on the occasion of a ritual called “Kots Kaal Pato”.
This recommendation is carried out according to what is stated on Article 5 of the General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection (Ley General del Equilibrio Ecológico y la Protección al Ambiente), and 45 fractions on the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources Internal Regulations Reglamento Interior de la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales).
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