PETA: Jallikattu stay ‘partial victory’ for bulls

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Animal rights group PETA India on Tuesday termed as “partial victory” for bulls the Supreme’s Court stay on the Centre’s notification lifting ban on jallikattu and said it will continue its fight to protect the animal.

PETA India also said the stay, which comes as a birthday gift to the animal right’s body on its 16th anniversary, will also spare the animal from cruelties and save countless people from being hurt or killed at such events this year.

“The Supreme Court’s stay, which comes as a birthday gift for PETA on our 16th anniversary, is a partial victory for sensitive bulls, who will be spared cruelties such as being deliberately disoriented by being given substances like alcohol and having their tails painfully broken joint by joint and bitten for jallikattu or races.

“The court’s move will also spare countless people from being hurt or killed at such events this year. PETA will continue its fight to protect bulls from abuse until the Supreme Court confirms once again that spectacles such as jallikatu and bull races have no place in civilised society,” said PETA India CEO Poorva Joshipura.

The Centre’s notification was challenged in the apex court on Monday by Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), PETA India and a Bangalore-based NGO.

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