The Best News I Heard All Week!

This week we’re travelling to India for some good news!

Tamil Nadu is an Indian state known for its Jallikattu-bullfights, where men wrestle bulls to win prizes tied to the bull’s horns.  India has argued for years that it’s not inhumane because the bulls don’t necessarily die, though many bulls and humans are killed during the so-called festivities.

jallikattu
Jallikattu (photo: dailymail.uk.co)

But Jallikattu won’t happen anymore.

India’s Supreme Court ruled that the jallikattu and bullock-cart racing, cart races that use bulls, severely harm the animals and violate India’s Prevention of Cruelty to the Animals Act.

bullocks-cart racing (photo: TribuneIndia.com)
bullocks-cart racing (photo: TribuneIndia.com)

 

This certainly won’t sit well with the Tamils, as they have been participating in these types of events for a very long time.

And animal welfare advocates aren’t resting on their laurels, either. It seems the Supreme Court issued a similar ruling in 2008, then reversed itself several days later.

But for now, bulls are breathing a sigh of relief in India.

Hooray!!!! 

18 thoughts on “The Best News I Heard All Week!

  1. Hope dey enfowce it. Da only purrawlem wiff da laws is dat dey gotta be infowced and dat dusn’t always hapun. Happy Muddew’s Day.

    Luv and hugs and Kitty kisses ♥♥♥

    Dezi and Lexi

  2. That’s certainly good news, especially from a country like India where human life isn’t often valued. I wish México and other countries would ban bullfighting, which is equally cruel and inhumane. I love it, though, when the bull fighters get gored and / or trampled by the enraged animal.

  3. You should probably come to Spain and do the “running with the bulls” in Pamplona.

    Cause we are running these guys are actually fighting a bull, I´m not going near that thing even if they pay me.

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