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Rikhabdev Temple

Bulls Can No Longer Used As "Performing" Animals

 



It is a moment of celebration for PETA India and everyone who has been a part of our campaign to bring an end to jallikattu. A new Ministry of Environment and Forests notification in, "The Gazette of India" says that bulls can no longer be used as"performing" animals. The decision comes shortly after PETA supporter Hema Malini sent a letter to Jairam Ramesh, the former Minister of Environment and Forests, in support of PETA's campaign to end jallikattu. This decision means an end to the cruel"sport" of jallikattu, in which terrified bulls are kicked, punched, jumped on, dragged to the ground and otherwise tormented. It also means an end to bull races. In such races, bulls are commonly beaten with sticks, which often have nails protruding from them.