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Hema Malini Calls for a Ban on Jallikattu

Written by PETA

Posted 07-01-2011, 11:23 AM | 7 Comments

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

The eternal beauty and Bollywood’s original dream girl, Hema Malini, who continues to rule the hearts of millions of people around the world, has proved once again that she has a golden heart for animals. Besides being a legendary actor, Hema has been a long-time PETA supporter. She has helped us in our campaign to stop cruel horse-drawn carriages in Mumbai, and now she’s got her sights set on banning cruelty to bulls used for jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.

After learning how fatal and cruel jallikatu is to humans and bulls, she immediately penned a letter to the Minister of Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, calling for the Ministry to take steps to stop the violent event. This letter comes just in time for the next hearing of the case that PETA India has filed in the Supreme Court against the the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act No 27 of 2009, a state law that permits jallikattu. In the petition, the group points out that the cruel “game” of jallikattu violates the spirit of the national Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and causes numerous injuries and deaths every year to human participants and spectators.

A recent PETA investigation of five jallikattu events documented that bulls were tied so tightly that it caused the animals severe discomfort and pain. The bulls were then hit with fists, had their tails twisted and pulled, were jumped on and were wrestled to the ground. Not only is jallikattu cruel to animals, it also poses a threat to public safety. In one four-day period in January 2011, 215 people sustained injuries during jallikattu events and two people died. Of those injured, 154 were spectators.

So all you fans and admirers of Hema Malini, please join her in urging Minister Jairam Ramesh to help stop jallikattu cruelty. What are you waiting for? Write to the Minister right now by using this link.

Thank you!

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  • Manel Dias

    I am so happy & rejoiced to hear the news of Banning the Bull races and the Animal abuse in India to a such a degree, even though it has been a very slow process, with the involvement of very intelligent & Beautiful people like Hema Malini and so many other VIP people. Thank you to all of them & may you all be showered with god’s Blessings. Love you ALL. Please help & protect the vulnerable & the VOICELESS INNOCENT ANIMALS in INDIA. Thank You…

  • Julia

    Ban cruelty to bulls used for jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. Absolutey insane and cruel because all beings were created equally by our Creator, we all all the children of God.

  • Gaurav

    Please end this jallikattu cruelty. Its not humane!

  • Vic Advani

    BAN this digusting event!

  • Ananth Mahadevan

    I fully support Peta and Hemaji in their endeavour to stop cruelty towards animals. Man has no right to consider himself a superior being and kill ansd maim defenceless animals to suit his satanic ago.Anything i could do to spread the word, please let me know.

  • Amrita Rizal

    Its time to stop such things

  • Abhishek

    Respected Sir,
    Having an animal run around just for the sake of our fun and entertainment is not at all ethical as the ways and means for a person to be living in this world. We can only imagine when the time comes how all the animals in this world have been used in this manner and perished at our hands. And this in turn would make us use humans in similar fashion for fun and entertainment. On that note, one person should understand that lives are born into this Earth not for the sake of someone’s ‘Happy Hours’ Pleasures. Please do everything you can, to stop this satanic rituals.


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