Just one day after a bull died from a head-on
collision with a moving passenger bus, an inspector authorised by the Animal
Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory body under the Ministry of
Environment and Forests, reported that a bull sustained a crippling leg and
fetlock joint fracture during the jallikattu event held on Tuesday, 15 January
2013, in Palamedu.
The terrified bull
was being chased by a mob carrying sticks on a narrow road. In an effort to
protect himself, the panicked bull jumped more than 10 feet off the road and
onto a field.
No medical aid was supplied
to the bull, who sustained a fractured leg, until 90 minutes after the
incident, and the help that was eventually provided came only after the AWBI
inspector pleaded with the police and other authorities to arrange help.
The inspector also
reported seeing participants beat animals, twist their tailbones and poke them with
sickles and knives. He even saw police hit, poke and prod bulls with their lathis.
inspector observed organizers forcibly rubbing a bull's nose and eyes with a
liquid in order to disorient him.
PETA is now calling
on authorities to ban jallikattu since it puts both animals' and people's lives
at risk. You can help stop this.
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