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Why Jallikattu is needed?

Guys, this issue is important not just for interviews but also to know where the country is heading. to:

What is Jallikattu? In chaste Tamil it is called "Er Thazhuvuthal". Er means bull. Thazhuvuthal means hugging. The tradition is that on Bhogi (the day before Pongal) we burn the old thoughts and useless habits in our minds. Some will burn the old hay as well on bhogi to prepare their land. The next day comes Pongal. It is the harvest festival. People cook rice from the newly harvested produce and sweeten it. They also worship Sun to thank for the successful harvest. Remember geography, there shouldn't be rain during harvest. The next day is "Uzhavar Thirunal (farmers' day) or Mattu Pongal (festival for bulls and cows". In this day, the bulls and cows are decorated, given fresh grass and sumptuous food. The bulls are prepared for a month for "Er Thazhuvuthal", allowed to run on the ground. The strong men should tame them. The rule is that only the bulls neck should be hugged. The tail or head shouldn't be touched. Women won't marry men who are scared of bulls' horns. The successful men are given prizes and they also get the beautiful girls for marriage. The successful bulls (Kangeyam breed) are sent to mate to get the next gen breed which can give healthy milk and cow products. The unsuccessful bulls are sent back for agri work (not killed). The last day is "Kaanum Pongal". This is the day of relaxation after celebration. People spend the day in tourist spots with their families and the festival is over.

Why PETA is against Jallikattu? Firstly, we Tamils should take the blame for this issue. The tradition wasn't followed properly. To make the bulls win, the bull owners started to enrage the bulls by harming them so that they will show their ire on the people who tame them. This enabled the bull to win so that the owner can sell the bull at exorbitant rates to those who want it to mate with the cows. Such harming were taken as part of the tradition by PETA and congress govt and banned the sport. First of all, banning wasn't a solution to save the bulls. The sport should instead be regulated and traditional habits should return.

What is PETA's ulterior motive? PETA isn't really a holy cow organisation. They are marketing agents for owners of jersey cow of the West. Kangeyam breed is known for its excellent qualities. The milk of such cows is very nutritious and has disease curing properties. Still village medications are successful with that milk. Now PETA's actions are two fold. They want to destroy the Tamil culture and help jersey cows to hijack our place. How will this happen? Read on:

If Jallikattu is banned, no one is going to prepare the bull for the sport. The healthy practice of taking care of bull will be abolished. Bulls are tamed only on jallikattu day, on other days they r part of families in rural TN. This fabric will go. No one is rich enough to take care of bulls when they know they can't send it for mating and getting next GEN cows which can give healthy milk. This practice will slowly die. People will slowly take on some other occupation. When milk shortage occurs, foreign people will then enter the market through the jersey cows. The culture of harvest festival itself will slowly die as the tradition is tampered with.


If killing cows during Eid is right, what's wrong with jallikattu?
If cows can be transported in inhuman conditions for beef, what's wrong with jallikattu?
The conditions in dairy industry is pathetic. For business purposes, repeated artificial insemination is carried out resulting in repeated pregnancies. Science has proved that cows are more emotional than humans but their calves are separated from their mom the very next day of birth. If the calf is a male, it is killed for beef in its childhood itself. If the calf is a female it is prepared for repeated pregnancies at a very tender age itself. The result is white revolution but the impact is so terrible on cows. If such a business practice can be continued day in and day out, what's wrong with jallikattu? The gentlemen sitting as judges aren't aware of the real culture.

This post is to educate my north Indian friends on this issue and make my south Indian friends feel the pride of the culture. If there are any mistakes, please point it out.
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Comments

  • hmm,i always have doubts over "The Hindu " opinion.For the first time getting contrary views on jalallikattu...
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  • edited January 13
    Nice Informative Article. Nice explaination of tradition and how things went wrong. Yes there is little doubt that Jalikattu (Culture) plays an important role in sustaining Rural Economy (Article 21) and the breed itself. Jersey Conspiracy seems far fetched but still believable

    Issue is when you start comparing it with cruel practices in some other industry (Dairy & Meat) and thus put reasoning that this should be allowed. Going down this road would later make you argue that we all need to turn Vegans or Vegetarian atleast so that we could appreciate the sensitivity of the animal.

    The point is, What is at stake is our age old Indian tradition and heritage which we are all proud of. Greed & Commercialisation of this tradition has to lead to practices (of bull owners and others) which are now detrimental to the tradition itself. So Yes Regulation is needed (instead of blanket ban), but how effective it will be in real is any ones guess.
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  • There could also be other issues like People getting seriously injured in the process
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  • Have you seen what is the Supreme Court Judgement? Reasons for the Ban?
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  • thanks for the article :)
    bt how will it be regulated? even with a regulation bull owners will resort to such means much before the festival to increase the ire of the bull
    bull is a private property, we cnt monitor evry bull
    hw cn we assure it be to treated well ?
    same is the case with that hen festival
    some traditions if cant be reformed b better banned
    n as far as such breeds are important uske liy there could be other measures to generate indigenous breeds, thats a separate issue regarding animal husbandry in india
    He is out there holding your hand...
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  • edited January 13
    I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace
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  • Can PETA Protest against killing of animals for meat.since they were harmed and killed for meat?. Farmers in tamil nadu see the cows as their god and a part and guardian of their family. For people in tamil nadu cow were mother to them and I find many farmers when a cow dies they says " their mother(cow) bears death on behalf of him and saved him". Farmers live in symbiotic relationship with cow.

    Some of them argue that jallikattu even injure people. If they consider it as problem no one can play any out door games. If safety measures were taken they can play jallikattu more safely. That is wat done few years back when sc ordered some safety measures. People followed it and played safely
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  • This is absolutely ridiculous. Jallikkettu should be banned. But cow slaughter should be continued. People who oppose jallikettu wont open their mouth for slaughtering cattle. Height of hypocrisy. Is this against article 29?? stating right to conserve and protect interest of linguistic minorities.
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  • I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace

    Your depth of knowledge is very shallow with respect to jallikattu. We don't see bulls as just animals, we see them as part of family till they are with us. If there is a problem, we better solve it rather than run away from it. You can quote numerous statutes but legislations are enacted for our benefit and not to kill a culture. The result of this parochial outlook is that you have a plethora of young men in entire rural TN and even in Chennai to defeat the SC ruling and organise Jallikattu because they see it as an imposition of a ruling by old men who don't have an iota of knowledge of local culture.

    Jallikattu is needed to preserve the indigenous breed and to safeguard the cultural tradition. Period
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  • I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace

    Very funny. Do you think banning jallikattu can solve these problems.
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  • peace said:

    thanks for the article :)
    bt how will it be regulated? even with a regulation bull owners will resort to such means much before the festival to increase the ire of the bull
    bull is a private property, we cnt monitor evry bull
    hw cn we assure it be to treated well ?
    same is the case with that hen festival
    some traditions if cant be reformed b better banned
    n as far as such breeds are important uske liy there could be other measures to generate indigenous breeds, thats a separate issue regarding animal husbandry in india

    It can be regulated. For 2 years they were held under the watchful eyes of the authorities. Why should there be other means to generate indigenous breeds when the natural way and traditional way is better? This was done for more than 2000 years. Even before other Hindu customs like Ganesh Chathurthi came up, jallikattu was there. Banning a custom is not proper. It will induce feelings of insubordination to the law of the land. I follow a particular custom far down south in a rural village, you (SC) don't have any idea about it and follow the law blindly and hear out only from the rich PETA and suddenly tell me that I shouldn't follow that custom. How will I feel? My immediate feeling is who the hell r u to say that suddenly when I'm doing what my forefathers are doing for 2000 years. If you have problems, come and talk to me on how to solve it rather than ordering me not to do it. Simple.
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  • McBride said:

    There could also be other issues like People getting seriously injured in the process

    Phil Hughes got killed while playing a bouncer. Did they ban cricket? They didn't even restrict the bouncer rule, instead asked the batsmen to cope up with better helmets. No one even bothered to raise it in courts. Is it because cricket is a rich man's game and Jallikattu is a poor man's sport?
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  • vignesh said:

    I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace

    Your depth of knowledge is very shallow with respect to jallikattu. We don't see bulls as just animals, we see them as part of family till they are with us. If there is a problem, we better solve it rather than run away from it. You can quote numerous statutes but legislations are enacted for our benefit and not to kill a culture. The result of this parochial outlook is that you have a plethora of young men in entire rural TN and even in Chennai to defeat the SC ruling and organise Jallikattu because they see it as an imposition of a ruling by old men who don't have an iota of knowledge of local culture.

    Jallikattu is needed to preserve the indigenous breed and to safeguard the cultural tradition. Period
    Following video shows how humane and cruelty free is your cultural tradition. It's not about you only, it's about other people of your state as well. You may consider bulls as your family member but there are others who don't. It's just a game for them.









    more here: https://www.google.co.in/search?q=jallikattu+cruelty#q=jallikattu+cruelty&tbm=vid



    Why not celebrate something where there is NO need of animals? :)
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  • vignesh said:

    peace said:

    thanks for the article :)
    bt how will it be regulated? even with a regulation bull owners will resort to such means much before the festival to increase the ire of the bull
    bull is a private property, we cnt monitor evry bull
    hw cn we assure it be to treated well ?
    same is the case with that hen festival
    some traditions if cant be reformed b better banned
    n as far as such breeds are important uske liy there could be other measures to generate indigenous breeds, thats a separate issue regarding animal husbandry in india

    It can be regulated. For 2 years they were held under the watchful eyes of the authorities. Why should there be other means to generate indigenous breeds when the natural way and traditional way is better? This was done for more than 2000 years. Even before other Hindu customs like Ganesh Chathurthi came up, jallikattu was there. Banning a custom is not proper. It will induce feelings of insubordination to the law of the land. I follow a particular custom far down south in a rural village, you (SC) don't have any idea about it and follow the law blindly and hear out only from the rich PETA and suddenly tell me that I shouldn't follow that custom. How will I feel? My immediate feeling is who the hell r u to say that suddenly when I'm doing what my forefathers are doing for 2000 years. If you have problems, come and talk to me on how to solve it rather than ordering me not to do it. Simple.
    2000yrs :o
    btw if it ws held under watchful eyes of authorities and still SC is asking for a ban that shows those bulls couldn't be monitored even under their nose!
    one more thing u said "rich peta"
    peta ko kya milta hoga ye sab krke its all a genuine cause isnt it?
    He is out there holding your hand...
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  • Kangyam breed is best draught breed in world...it has strongest bull next only to kangrej breed and if jallikatu is banned then this breed will be lost as people will start cross breeding it with milch breeds like deoni .... So it will be great disservice to indigenous germplasm...
    Already we have destroyed it much
    In 2012 animal census report
    Cross bred animals are growing at a rate of 34.5 % while pure bred indigenous cattle growing only at .17 % .
    Indigenous cattle germplasm is in danger and it is not good for genetic biodiversity.
    Banning jalikattu will only increase it.
    Indian cattle breeds have many novel properties which are result of millions of years of natural selection. It is a treasure of genetic knowledge which cannot be tapped at present but for sure in future...and of it is lost today we will be at loss in future.
    Also jalikattu is not like bull fighting as only players are allowed to deal with bulls unlike common peoples.
    Regarding risk of injury to people and animals safety features can be introduced..
    Bulls horns can b padded properly..
    Structural changes in arena can be made
    Incidents and injuries do happens in other sports also...
    If bull riding is allowed then why not bull hugging
    Lastly bulls will not mind some discomfort if the only other option is slaughter.
    And lastly anything which doesn't kill you make you stronger.

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  • I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace

    Very funny. Do you think banning jallikattu can solve these problems.

    I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace

    Very funny. Do you think banning jallikattu can solve these problems.
    You say caging , carrying ,..etc are problems. People carry them for their economic benefits like milk,meat,..etc . To solve these problems measures to be taken to stop commercial exploitation and not banning jallikattu
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  • McBride said:

    Nice Informative Article. Nice explaination of tradition and how things went wrong. Yes there is little doubt that Jalikattu (Culture) plays an important role in sustaining Rural Economy (Article 21) and the breed itself. Jersey Conspiracy seems far fetched but still believable

    Issue is when you start comparing it with cruel practices in some other industry (Dairy & Meat) and thus put reasoning that this should be allowed. Going down this road would later make you argue that we all need to turn Vegans or Vegetarian atleast so that we could appreciate the sensitivity of the animal.

    The point is, What is at stake is our age old Indian tradition and heritage which we are all proud of. Greed & Commercialisation of this tradition has to lead to practices (of bull owners and others) which are now detrimental to the tradition itself. So Yes Regulation is needed (instead of blanket ban), but how effective it will be in real is any ones guess.

    I'm not speaking against non-vegetarianism. I'm not justifying cruelty by comparing with other customs. I'm saying it because no animal activist speaks against mass killing during a particular festival because they r the real vote banks. They have their own justifications for doing so. Similarly we have our own. The issue is that the so-called harm is not even 1% of what is happening in that festival and in dairy industry. Just because it has the word "INDUSTRY" and the other custom belongs to a particular community, everyone is silent. I'm not questioning that silence. My assertion is that when you are silent to that gruesome practice (sorry if you have other thoughts), be silent to this simple tradition as well.

    Jersey conspiracy looks far fetched because such issues progress slowly. But progress is irreversible. When they slowly capture the market, we will know the real extent of the issue. River thamirabharani's water goes to cola company to produce beverages instead of going to farmers. We dismiss it as a non-issue. Now coke has entered diary market when it's place in soft drinks is still under suspicion because of its harmful ingredients. It's a billion dollar business which is getting operated and using PETA to gain foothold in rural TN
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  • peace said:

    vignesh said:

    peace said:

    thanks for the article :)
    bt how will it be regulated? even with a regulation bull owners will resort to such means much before the festival to increase the ire of the bull
    bull is a private property, we cnt monitor evry bull
    hw cn we assure it be to treated well ?
    same is the case with that hen festival
    some traditions if cant be reformed b better banned
    n as far as such breeds are important uske liy there could be other measures to generate indigenous breeds, thats a separate issue regarding animal husbandry in india

    It can be regulated. For 2 years they were held under the watchful eyes of the authorities. Why should there be other means to generate indigenous breeds when the natural way and traditional way is better? This was done for more than 2000 years. Even before other Hindu customs like Ganesh Chathurthi came up, jallikattu was there. Banning a custom is not proper. It will induce feelings of insubordination to the law of the land. I follow a particular custom far down south in a rural village, you (SC) don't have any idea about it and follow the law blindly and hear out only from the rich PETA and suddenly tell me that I shouldn't follow that custom. How will I feel? My immediate feeling is who the hell r u to say that suddenly when I'm doing what my forefathers are doing for 2000 years. If you have problems, come and talk to me on how to solve it rather than ordering me not to do it. Simple.
    2000yrs :o
    btw if it ws held under watchful eyes of authorities and still SC is asking for a ban that shows those bulls couldn't be monitored even under their nose!
    one more thing u said "rich peta"
    peta ko kya milta hoga ye sab krke its all a genuine cause isnt it?
    PETA is not a holy cow boss. You can read about it in internet. They are marketing agents and not real animal lovers.

    SC banned it because of PETA and not because of non-regulation. For 2 years 2012 and 2013 this problem didn't arise. PETA's money power is huge and in Indian legal system you should know that money wins easily.
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  • Don't you think tht the nature of the sport itself relies on creating fear psychosis on bulls and make them run for life..!

    I have witnessed Jallikattu..! I am from TN..!

    Let's remove the tradition from the issue..! Because tradition even justifies child marriage..!

    Assessing based on merit, other arguments like livelihood fr farmers and entertainment, I don't see why we 'need' Jallikattu..!?

    Let's not talk legal but reason.

    Please put forth arguments kindly..!
    Prelims : 2/2. Mains : 0/2. 24 years. "Thats how you devour a whale ; One bite at a time"
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  • Thanks @vignesh for taking the initiative to educate some of us. You have to understand India has been a slave civilisation for the last 1200 years. We have been brainwashed to such an extent to hate anything Indian including philosophy and culture that it takes a lot of intellectual support to come out of it. I bet almost 99% of those forming an opinion have not watched the sport. But the fact is a nation where half of the population is vegetarian any claims of animal atrocities specially on cattles seems far fetched. The same mentality causes thousands of ignorant souls to express outrage over the plight of far away lands including Gaza,Aleppo,Rohingya but rarely have you seen someone outarging for African Genocide. The media- ngo- corporate Nexus decides on which topic we should outrage upon. Be very assured many of the like minded people from North are in your support. But the chauvinist rhetoric of some Tamil groups is a turn off.
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  • vignesh said:

    I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace

    Your depth of knowledge is very shallow with respect to jallikattu. We don't see bulls as just animals, we see them as part of family till they are with us. If there is a problem, we better solve it rather than run away from it. You can quote numerous statutes but legislations are enacted for our benefit and not to kill a culture. The result of this parochial outlook is that you have a plethora of young men in entire rural TN and even in Chennai to defeat the SC ruling and organise Jallikattu because they see it as an imposition of a ruling by old men who don't have an iota of knowledge of local culture.

    Jallikattu is needed to preserve the indigenous breed and to safeguard the cultural tradition. Period
    Following video shows how humane and cruelty free is your cultural tradition. It's not about you only, it's about other people of your state as well. You may consider bulls as your family member but there are others who don't. It's just a game for them.









    more here: https://www.google.co.in/search?q=jallikattu+cruelty#q=jallikattu+cruelty&tbm=vid



    Why not celebrate something where there is NO need of animals? :)
    Such videos were used by PETA to get the ban. I agree there was cruelty for a brief period which allowed PETA to gain a foothold in this issue. But this has to be solved.

    Don't you see mass slaughter during Eid? Is there no cruelty in it?
    Don't you see cruelty in dairy industry? Can we ban dairy industry?
    Don't you see how animals are packed in inhuman conditions in trucks when they r sent to slaughter houses?

    I don't understand this logic. How killing of animals for food is less cruel than jallikattu sport? Is it because it is an industry and jallikattu is a poor man's sport? I'm not vouching for vegetarianism but look at the standards of judgement which we have.
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  • Full of contradictions: Cruelty against animals,religion and SC judgement.
    No one can satisfactorily defend the ban.
    No one can satisfactorily defend against the ban.

    SC Judgement depends upon personal opinion of majority in Bench when it comes to contradictory matters.
    Dont forget Homosexuality is still crime and marital rape is not.
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  • Thanks @vignesh for taking the initiative to educate some of us. You have to understand India has been a slave civilisation for the last 1200 years. We have been brainwashed to such an extent to hate anything Indian including philosophy and culture that it takes a lot of intellectual support to come out of it. I bet almost 99% of those forming an opinion have not watched the sport. But the fact is a nation where half of the population is vegetarian any claims of animal atrocities specially on cattles seems far fetched. The same mentality causes thousands of ignorant souls to express outrage over the plight of far away lands including Gaza,Aleppo,Rohingya but rarely have you seen someone outarging for African Genocide. The media- ngo- corporate Nexus decides on which topic we should outrage upon. Be very assured many of the like minded people from North are in your support. But the chauvinist rhetoric of some Tamil groups is a turn off.

    Chauvinist rhetoric of tamil groups is a turn-off for me as well. Read this:

    Congress minister Jairam Ramesh banned Jallikattu in 2011, the so-called principal Dravidian party DMK was its ally.
    Congress said they will ban jallikattu in its 2016 TN election manifesto, DMK was its ally.
    AIADMK does nothing except writing letters.
    BJP entered the fray only in 2014 when the matter was already complicated, still gave an executive order to conduct Jallikattu last year only to be stayed by SC. Even though they could've done better in terms of solving legal wrangles, their role is still minimal given that the issue had got complicated long back. Instead of blaming DMK, everyone is blaming BJP and centre and thereby Hindi heartland because the chauvinist groups somehow link it with Hindi issue and say BJP is pro-Hindi and anti-Tamil. This creates an artificial divide which is unnecessary because hindi issue is nowhere related to jallikattu but that's how they trump up sentiments.
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  • edited January 13
    vignesh said:

    vignesh said:

    I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace

    Your depth of knowledge is very shallow with respect to jallikattu. We don't see bulls as just animals, we see them as part of family till they are with us. If there is a problem, we better solve it rather than run away from it. You can quote numerous statutes but legislations are enacted for our benefit and not to kill a culture. The result of this parochial outlook is that you have a plethora of young men in entire rural TN and even in Chennai to defeat the SC ruling and organise Jallikattu because they see it as an imposition of a ruling by old men who don't have an iota of knowledge of local culture.

    Jallikattu is needed to preserve the indigenous breed and to safeguard the cultural tradition. Period
    Following video shows how humane and cruelty free is your cultural tradition. It's not about you only, it's about other people of your state as well. You may consider bulls as your family member but there are others who don't. It's just a game for them.









    more here: https://www.google.co.in/search?q=jallikattu+cruelty#q=jallikattu+cruelty&tbm=vid



    Why not celebrate something where there is NO need of animals? :)
    Such videos were used by PETA to get the ban. I agree there was cruelty for a brief period which allowed PETA to gain a foothold in this issue. But this has to be solved.

    Don't you see mass slaughter during Eid? Is there no cruelty in it?
    Don't you see cruelty in dairy industry? Can we ban dairy industry?
    Don't you see how animals are packed in inhuman conditions in trucks when they r sent to slaughter houses?

    I don't understand this logic. How killing of animals for food is less cruel than jallikattu sport? Is it because it is an industry and jallikattu is a poor man's sport? I'm not vouching for vegetarianism but look at the standards of judgement which we have.


    Jalikattu clearly violates: http://www.advocatekhoj.com/library/bareacts/preventionofcruelty/11.php?Title=Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960&STitle=Treating animals cruelly


    This is the reason why SC is banning the sport even when the Center has passed or willing to pass an ordinance.



    Regarding EID, I think following applies:

    As per: http://www.advocatekhoj.com/library/bareacts/preventionofcruelty/index.php?Title=Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960


    28. Saving as respects manner of killing prescribed by religion. –

    Nothing contained in this Act shall render it an offence to kill any animal in a manner required by the religion of any community.


    Regarding stuffing of animals in trucks in inhumane manner, Police and organizations like People for Animals (PFA) etc. always tries to take action:

    E.g. https://www.facebook.com/people4animals/photos/pcb.1342348769117024/1342348625783705/?type=3



    Regarding dairy industry


    Yes there's cruelty in dairy industry as well, but I think it's our duty to bring this cruelty into the notice of the judiciary.


    Don't cite above malpractices to justify Jallikattu. Maybe in your locality everyone treats bulls as their family members, but this is not the case everywhere in TN :)


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  • Don't you see mass slaughter during Eid? Is there no cruelty in it?
    Don't you see cruelty in dairy industry? Can we ban dairy industry?
    Don't you see how animals are packed in inhuman conditions in trucks when they r sent to slaughter houses?lockquote class="Quote" rel="vignesh">

    vignesh said:

    I am from a certain district of Madhya Pradesh and here also Bull Decoration + Racing was organized. Everything about the event looks fine on paper, but when the real event takes place it always gets out of control and what we see in plain animal cruelty.


    Bold part happens in real life scenario:


    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

    (1) If any person-

    (a) beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causes or, being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated; or

    (b) employs in any work or labor any animal which, by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause, is unfit to be so employed or, being the owner, permits any such unfit animal to be so employed; or

    (c) willfully and unreasonably administers any injurious drug or injurious substance to any domestic or captive animal or willfully and unreasonably causes or attempts to cause any such drug or substance to be taken by any domestic or captive animal; or

    (d) conveys or carries, whether in or upon any vehicle or not, any animal in such a manner or position as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering; or

    (e) keeps or confines any animals in any cage or other receptacle which dose not measure sufficiently in height, length and breadth to permit the animal a reasonable opportunity for movement; or

    (f) keeps for an unreasonable time any animal chained or tethered upon an unreasonably short or unreasonably heavy chain or cord; or

    (g) being the owner, neglects to exercise or cause to be exercised reasonably any dog habitually chained up or kept in close confinement; or

    (h) being the owner of any captive animal, fails to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter; or

    (i) without reasonable cause, abandons any animal in circumstances which render it likely that it will suffer pain by reason of starvation or thirst; or

    (j) willfully permits any animal, of which be is the owner to go at large in any street while the animal is affected with contagious or infectious disease or, without reasonable excuse permits any diseased or disabled animals, of which he is the owner, to die in any street; or

    (k) offers for sale or, without reasonable cause, has in his possession any animal which is suffering pain by reason of mutilation, starvation, thirst, overcrowding or other ill-treatment; or

    (l) needlessly mutilates any animal or kills any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner; or

    (m) confines or causes to be confined any animal in such a manner as to make it an object of prey for any other animal solely with a view to providing entertainment for other persons; or

    (n) for the purposes of his business, organizes. keeps, . uses or acts in the management of, any place for animal fighting or for the purpose of baiting any animal or permits or offers any place to be so used or receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any such purposes; or

    (o) promotes or takes part in any shooting match or competition wherein animals are released from captivity for the purpose of such shooting; he shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extent to fifty rupees, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with both.





    Overall Jallikattu is NOT needed. Peace

    Your depth of knowledge is very shallow with respect to jallikattu. We don't see bulls as just animals, we see them as part of family till they are with us. If there is a problem, we better solve it rather than run away from it. You can quote numerous statutes but legislations are enacted for our benefit and not to kill a culture. The result of this parochial outlook is that you have a plethora of young men in entire rural TN and even in Chennai to defeat the SC ruling and organise Jallikattu because they see it as an imposition of a ruling by old men who don't have an iota of knowledge of local culture.

    Jallikattu is needed to preserve the indigenous breed and to safeguard the cultural tradition. Period
    Following video shows how humane and cruelty free is your cultural tradition. It's not about you only, it's about other people of your state as well. You may consider bulls as your family member but there are others who don't. It's just a game for them.









    more here: https://www.google.co.in/search?q=jallikattu+cruelty#q=jallikattu+cruelty&tbm=vid



    Why not celebrate something where there is NO need of animals? :)
    Such videos were used by PETA to get the ban. I agree there was cruelty for a brief period which allowed PETA to gain a foothold in this issue. But this has to be solved.

    Don't you see mass slaughter during Eid? Is there no cruelty in it?
    Don't you see cruelty in dairy industry? Can we ban dairy industry?
    Don't you see how animals are packed in inhuman conditions in trucks when they r sent to slaughter houses?

    I don't understand this logic. How killing of animals for food is less cruel than jallikattu sport? Is it because it is an industry and jallikattu is a poor man's sport? I'm not vouching for vegetarianism but look at the standards of judgement which we have.

    This is a problem when few regions, communities feel they are not getting due justice. They start comparing their conditions with those of other comminities, like you are doing right now.This is how vested interests also flare up communalism.

    If the following points were not happening would have peacefully given up claims of Jallikattu?

    Slaughter during Eid?
    Don't you see cruelty in dairy industry? Can we ban dairy industry?
    Don't you see how animals are packed in inhuman conditions in trucks when they r sent to slaughter houses?

    Because something else is not good let us also be bad is a wrong statement to make.

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