Bull-taming sport 'jallikattu' leads to injuries and deaths, cruelty can't be allowed: Petitioners to SC

Updated: Nov 24 2022 8:48PM

New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) Bull-taming sport "jallikattu" leads to injuries and even fatalities of animals as well as humans and something that involves cruelty cannot be allowed, the Supreme Court was told on Thursday.

Jallikattu, also known "eruthazhuvuthal", is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as part of the Pongal harvest festival.

Some of the petitioners, who have challenged a Tamil Nadu law allowing "jallikattu", argued in the court that perpetuating cruelty cannot be permitted and one cannot have a provision that is destructive of the purpose of a legislation like the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.