Ban on bull­fights

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

The Supreme Court has banned the use of bulls in Jal­likattu, a tra­di­tional bull-tam­ing fes­ti­val in Tamil Nadu. The de­ci­sion comes three years af­ter the en­vi­ron­ment min­istry in­cluded bulls in the list of an­i­mals that should not be trained as per­form­ing an­i­mals. The court has also banned bull­fights and bul­lock cart races. The court or­der came on an ap­peal filed by An­i­mal Wel­fare Board of In­dia (AWBI) and People for Eth­i­cal Treat­ment to An­i­mals (PETA), against a judge­ment de­liv­ered by the Madras High Court in 2012, al­low­ing Jal­likattu.

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