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Equipped With Evidences On 'Animal Cruelty', Peta Seeks Ban On Jallikattu

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| March 6 , 2018 , 17:19 IST

A recent report released by the Animal rights advocacy group, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on the recently organised Jallikattu tournament in Tamil Nadu alleged a number of incidences of cruelty towards the bulls during the event.

Armed with multiple photographs and videos to support their accusations stating that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017 is hardly getting followed and called for Supreme Court to continue the ban on the sport.

Presenting a 131-page report, Peta claimed that during the 14-day tournament which culminated on February 28, many bulls were injured and killed. The evidence showcasing bulls being prodded with iron rods and sharp weapons adds further weight to the argument.

Many people attacking a single bull while tugging it by ropes as its noses bleed can be seen in the visual proofs. All the guidelines of Tamil Nadu Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules refraining participants from twisting and biting tails of the bulls were broken at the event.

"Year after year, investigation after investigation reveals the same thing: Deliberate cruelty, injury, and deaths are inherent in Jallikattu, and no amount of regulation can change that, which is why the Supreme Court had banned it in the first place," says PETA India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate.

Peta has been raising voice against Animal cruelty for a long time and has often pointed that no regulation can prevent the cruelty at such events. Their recently submitted report claimed that 2 months before the 2018 Jallikattu, 10 spectators and bull tamers, five bulls died as 757 people were injured.