Torneo de Lazo: Live horses eviscerated in Mexico for fun

Rodeo horses being dragged to a rodeo event in Mexico.

The news of abused horses has recently become overwhelming.

Rarely a week goes by without hearing about a new cruelty scandal where horses are the victims.

But the worst kind of violence against horses happens in broad daylight and in public. Children are witnessing the killing of animals for fun.

The latest blood feast comes from the state of Yucatan, in Mexico, where a “rodeo” type event called “Torneo de Lazo” where bulls ram horses and eviscerate [1] them.

Horses don’t die immediately, rather they are left bleeding on the ground with their intestines hanging loose.

According to Avaaz, the horses “usually collapse and while still alive continue to get trampled by bulls and other horses during the length of this violent and cruel event where horsemen try to lasso the running, charging bulls (the bulls are specifically bred and trained to ram horses).”

“Although it is against the law, this is only in name. Mexico’s federal government as well as the local authorities do nothing to stop this. This event takes place state wide all year round.”

We know that there are compassionate Latinos. One day we hope they will use their voices to bring a stop to this and any and all cruel events involving animals.

In the meantime, if you feel Petitions are effective, sign Avaaz’s petition which appears to have the most people signing, demanding that the Mexican government to put and end to this horrific event.

We are putting a social media campaign together. You can tweet the President of Mexico @Presidenciamx.
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[1] Evisceration (meaning): Disembowelment, removal of the internal organs of an animal.

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