Blood sports http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/50512/all en Mexican state bans bullfighting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130504/mexican-state-bans-bullfighting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, May 4 (EFE).- Sonora this week became the first Mexican state to ban bullfighting, passing a law against cruelty to animals, which, however, does not include the very popular spectacle of cockfighting, local legislative officials said Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130504/mexican-state-bans-bullfighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal cruelty Animal rights Blood sports Agencia EFE Sat, 04 May 2013 21:00:25 +0000 Agencia EFE 5831094 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican Gulf city of Veracruz bans bullfighting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130612/mexican-gulf-city-veracruz-bans-bullfighting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veracruz, Mexico, Jun 12 (EFE).- The government of the Mexican Gulf city of Veracruz has banned bullfighting and all other shows featuring animals, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Veracruz, a port city about 300 kilometers (186 miles) east of Mexico City, joined the cities of Xalapa, Fortin de las Flores, Teocelo and Boca de Rio, all located in Veracruz state, in banning bullfighting events.</p> <p>Officials changed the Animal Welfare Code last week to ban bullfights, dog fights and cockfights, Veracruz Mayor Carolina Gudiño Corro told the press.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130612/mexican-gulf-city-veracruz-bans-bullfighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal cruelty Animal rights Blood sports Agencia EFE Thu, 13 Jun 2013 03:32:53 +0000 Agencia EFE 5856939 at http://www.globalpost.com Saskatchewan raises fines for illegal hunting and fishing activities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140526/saskatchewan-raises-fines-illegal-hunting-and-fishing-activi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>REGINA - Saskatchewan has increased fines for illegal hunting and fishing.</p> <p>Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff (SHEV'-uhl-DAY'-off) says penalties have more than doubled for serious infractions.</p> <p>For instance, unlawfully hunting from a vehicle is now punished by a $1,000 fine — up from $500.</p> <p>The fine for fishing during closed times has doubled to $400, plus $50 a fish to a maximum of $2,000.</p> <p>Cheveldayoff says the province wanted to set a strong deterrent to those who abuse its natural resources.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140526/saskatchewan-raises-fines-illegal-hunting-and-fishing-activi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood sports Hunting Recreational fishing The Canadian Press Mon, 26 May 2014 17:34:44 +0000 The Canadian Press 6157963 at http://www.globalpost.com Romanian princess admits running cockfighting ring in Oregon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140717/romanian-princess-admits-running-cockfighting-ring-oregon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A Romanian princess and her husband pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one charge of running an illegal gambling operation for their involvement in a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon. </p> <p>Irina Walker, 61, daughter of exiled former Romanian King Michael, and her husband John Walker, 68, appeared in federal court in Portland in connection with cockfights they held in Irrigon, Oregon, in 2012 and 2013. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140717/romanian-princess-admits-running-cockfighting-ring-oregon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal cruelty Blood sports Chicken Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:22:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6207107 at http://www.globalpost.com