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.
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.
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.