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Bull Suffers Leg Fracture During Jallikattu

Written by PETA

Posted 01-16-2013, 09:57 PM | 80 Comments

UPDATE: On 7May 2014, the Honourable Supreme Court of India banned jallikattu, bull races, bullfights and other uses of bulls in performances.

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.

Furthermore, the 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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  • Donna Flowers

    Very upsetting and unnecessary!!! All animals deserve to be treated with compassion and respect! This must stop!!!

  • Rafael Delfin

    This is a disgusting tradition! Whatever happened to Indians/Hindus who are supposed to venerate all forms of life? This tradition should be abolished now!

  • Joseba Gonzalez

    Please,stop cruelty,be good

  • Shivani

    How do we knock sense into these idiots??? Cant they see the poor thing writhing in pain…

  • Karina Silva

    I will do everything possible so that this violence is tackled, because the animals deserve respect and people should work for them are always protected.

  • Karanstyle

    STOP it pls that is so brutal and so hard on them they too feel pain…
    You can …… Oh god its late now

  • Shilpa

    Any or all kind of cruelty to animals in the name of religion, sport, games etc needs to stop and with immediate effect!

  • Neerav Risbood

    kill people if you want to not animals you motherfuckers

  • VAIBHHAV GUPTA

    TRY DOING THIS TORTURE TO YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS….

  • Anish Gupta

    Please in the name of GOD, STOP this cruel sport. GOD never allowed hurting animals. PLEASE STOP IT

  • Dr Shilpa

    Its high time we all should protest against Jallikattu. How can one enjoy seeing an animal suffer with pain. We humans have no right to involve these innocent animals in such cruel acts. Just because these animals are voiceless n weak how can we keep on experimenting all kinds of useless n cruel acts on animals. We bow our heads in shame that till today animal abuse and cruelty is continuing to exist.

  • Shaant Mathur

    Stop this cruelty

  • REENA

    This is one of thecruel practises using animals which is to be banned very strictly

  • James T

    sick evil country and people

  • Geetanjali

    This mirror’s a sick society

  • Sridevi Jackson

    pls stop this bullshit u idiots!!! and thee policemen for god’s sake

  • Manu Kamboj

    stop all this nonsense………….we don’t need such entertainment from these innocent animals…..god will never forgive those whi give pain to animals……….

  • Maria Cláudia Teixeira

    Please stop bull cruelty in jallikattu!

  • PRIYA THEVAR

    PLS PLS PLS SOMEBODY STOP THIS AT ONCE, HOW CAN A HUMAN BE SO CRUEL, LOOK AT THE PLIGHT OF THESE INNOCENT ANIMALS, IN INDIA, COWS ARE WORSHIPED AS MOTHER, THEN WHY THE HELL WE TREAT ANIMALS THIS WAY? MY HEART GOES OUT FOR THEM, PLS DO SOMETHING.

  • James Foley

    Please please please stop this cruelty to the animals. Thank You.

  • Prarthana Revanoor

    What is wrong with this scene? We worship animals thats all… we dont know how to love them in our country. Its shameful. An unnecessary act no matter who thinks its tradition. No living creature deserves this kinda treatment. Sickening. The animal is tortured and raped and this is ok!! but murder and rape of human beings is not!? India you have a long way to go before you’re sensitized in anyway… Just shows where the barbarians are.

  • Reva

    I strongly object this kind of torture to the animal which has every right to live a normal life like us :( the world is not meant only for the humans to live …the world belongs to all the breathing entities which is the creation of GOD!

  • Henchow

    plz plzz stop this cruelty ……….they r living being too, they get hurt too.they cry too just like v do.

  • Mark Hamilton

    THE AUTHORITIES SHOULD BAN JALLIKATTU

  • Vaishali Singh

    Please stop this cruelty on animals.What would happen to you if you have to undergo same treatment. Always think yourself as an animal. They also have a life. People like this have no right to live

  • SAUMYA GANGULY

    Please stop d brutality, festival means of joy, not pain to others

  • Sanam

    SAD THAT LITERATE PPL DO THIS : (

  • Manoj

    Ban Jallikattu. Hurting animals is not entertainment. Save animals.

  • Guddi

    This has to be stopped very soon.Its disturbing!

  • Pavithra

    please stop this cruelty to animals.. They too have all the rights to live on this planet. What if animals do the same cruelty to us or our children? Can’t imagine..

  • Uaris Janbobekova

    Please stop jallikattu events, this is a horrible cruelty especially in the country where bulls and cows have been the sacred ones for centuries!

  • Deepika

    I can’t believe this is not banned yet!

  • Anuj

    stop torturing poor animals under the name of tradition.

  • Kavya

    PLEASE STOP THISIMMEDIATELY

  • Abishek Arora

    One must ban this gruesome event.

  • Swathi

    stop this stupid sport…

  • Anil Chandolia

    Jallikattu is Cruel :'( please Stop

  • Prati Chakravarthy

    tamil nadu should be ashamed to be hosting this in the name of bravery, where it is mere torture and crippling of an animal
    that serves man in so many ways . SHAME ON YOU TAMIL NADU !

  • Richa

    This is anything BUT a festival!!

  • Stan

    Please help to stop such dreadful events which is no less than wife burning or racism.

  • Suhas Vasudev

    I started off typing – India is going to the dogs. But then realised that if that had literally happened, we would have probably been a saner more civil society. Hurting helpless animals shouldn’t be the basis of any culture. It is baseless human cruelty. This has to be stopped. We as a society have to evolve beyond all this and strive to become more compassionate.

  • Sanmit Raje

    IS THIS A KIND OF CELEBRATION??? AND IF IT IS THE POOR ANIMAL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR FESTIVAL… NEXT YEAR SPARE THE BULL AND CHASE RAJNIKANT… SHOW YOUR STRENGTH IN TOLLYWOOD NOT ON POOR ANIMALS…

  • Deborah Zarb`Cousin

    Please stop this event. It is dangerous and cruel.

  • Joanna Bialek

    STOP THIS CRUELTY!

  • Sarita Singh

    Stop It!!! or BAN IT!!!!

  • Parama

    Please Please ban this Cruel act.

  • Ashima

    Please ban this insanity!

  • ULLAS

    Respected Sir this is one of the cruel madness game happening around singanallur and other areas in Tmilnadu please sign a petition to the respected people who can take any step to stop this or ban this from India………

  • Vishnuraj

    Ban this pathetic sport

  • Ellis

    I strongly believe that all living and sentient beings share the same Spirit.
    Animals and plants too are friends, brothers and sisters and this is not the way we should treat them. If we hurt them, we hurt the Spirit and us too.
    Please try promoting respect and kindness towards animals. Thank you.

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