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The Indian Supreme Court has banned a version of bull fighting in the southern state of Tamilnadu.

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Tal Dror (17)
Friday January 11, 2008, 5:19 am

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Friday January 11, 2008, 7:16 am
Good news,Naresh.Thank you.Noted

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Friday January 11, 2008, 7:32 am
Sick puppies...Thanks Noted also...God our poor animals. WHAT is our world comming too???

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Friday January 11, 2008, 7:35 am
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Friday January 11, 2008, 8:48 am
Congratulations & kudos to Animal Welfare Board of India, Its Chairman & legal Adviser Mr. Sundram for getting Jalli Kattu ( Bull fight) banned Hon'ble Supreme Court has allowed Cattle Races and for getting it restricted we have to further pursue the matter.

Linda B (71)
Friday January 11, 2008, 5:10 pm
Great news. I hope people abide by the new law, and that other such laws follow suit.

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Saturday January 12, 2008, 2:56 am
Saturday, January 12, 2008 (Guwahati)
While the Supreme Court has banned a bull sport in Tamil Nadu, Assam prepares for the State's biggest buffalo duel, a cruel and dangerous show of strength and honour.

Bihu is celebrated with fervour in Morigaon district of Assam and buffalo fight is a high-point of the festival there.

The tradition apparently comes down from the days of Ahom Kings. Last year filmmaker Gautam Baruwa was also there to shoot it.

Barua said, ''Its very dangerous to shoot this film but people cooperated and the district administration also helped us. People here say they want to retain the culture of the Ahom days.''

Describing the sport Barua said, ''During Bihu they believe that buffalos are the most ferocious and can be made to fight. Often there are horrible accidents, buffalos die and people die. The owners have died, its very dangerous.''

There have been some feeble attempts to ban the fight and may be the SC can look eastward now after the bull sport ban.

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Saturday January 12, 2008, 5:00 pm
Chennai, January 12
The Supreme Court ban on “jallikattu”, the sport to tame wild bulls, has already been defied in a remote village in southern Tamil Nadu and the police today registered a case against the organisers, while the state government has decided to file a review petition in the apex court tomorrow as it is practically impossible for it to implement the order.

With sentiments running high and thousands of people in the 11 districts in southern Tamil Nadu ready with around 2,500 bulls to organise “jallikattu” on the occasion of Pongal, the harvest festival in the state, the ruling DMK is in a quandary.

The state government does not have such a huge police force to prevent thousands of people from taking part in the centuries-old sport and at the same time following the court ruling cannot remain a mere spectator too.

As such, the state government has decided to send a team of legal experts and officials along with reports about the ground reality and attempt to prevail upon the apex court judges to review their directive and issue a fresh one which might allow holding of the popular event with some restrictions.

According to the police, organisers of “jallikattu” in Soorakudi village in Sivaganaga district, 650 km from here, were booked today for violating the Supreme Court ban within hours of it being passed yesterday.

The event in which many bulls from adjoining districts also participated was held yesterday afternoon and winners were also awarded prizes though the organisers had furnished an undertaking to the local police that they would not host “jallikattu”, which means a bagful of money. In fact a bag of money is usually tied on the neck of the wild bulls during the sport.

Organisers of the game felt that their views had not been properly represented before the Division Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balachandran and the fact that the bulls were not tortured and like in bull fight in Spain the animals were not pierced with sharp weapons and ultimately killed.

They pointed out that following an order by the Madras High Court last year, the game was held and all bulls were examined by veterinary surgeons before the event to ensure that the bovines had not been intoxicated with “arrack”, a local brew to make them more ferocious.

All political parties have also urged the state government to ensure that the Pongal celebrations passed off smoothly and described the court ban as an “affront to Tamil culture and identity”.

Linda B (71)
Saturday January 12, 2008, 6:35 pm
Thanks for the update. I would imagine that trying to put a stop to this event would be like trying to put a stop to rodeos, here in the Southwest, USA. Although, I wish they would put an end to rodeos. They're disgusting events.
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