Many people in Tamil Nadu and around the world celebrated the recent decision by the Supreme Court of India, which upheld a ban on the use of bulls in any type of performance, including races, bullfights and jallikattu. Despite the overwhelming global condemnation of tormenting bulls for “fun”, some politicians and a small minority group want the ban to be reversed.
PETA investigators have documented that terrified bulls used in jallikattu are deliberately disoriented, have their tails twisted and bitten and are stabbed, punched, jumped on and dragged to the ground. Many people also are injured or even killed, and some bulls also lose their lives during the cruel spectacle. The Supreme Court has made clear that this outdated cruelty will no longer be tolerated.
Here’s how you can show your support for the ban on jallikattu:
- Get a piece of white paper or poster board.
- Write, “I am a Tamilian against jallikattu”, and include the hashtag #TNAgainstJallikattu.
- Take a picture of yourself holding your sign, and share your picture on your Facebook, Twitter or other social-networking page.
- Send a copy of the picture to [email protected] by June 4, 2014, and we might use it on our blog, Facebook page or Twitter page.
Start snapping today!