Ban on bullfights
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.