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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Supreme Court in India Bans Bull Fighting

Good for them.

The Supreme Court today refused permission to hold the over four-century-old 'Jallikattu' event or bull fight that attracts thousands of people during Pongal harvest festival in Tamil Nadu, saying it was "barbaric" and amounted to cruelty against animals.

"We cannot continue with such event if it is barbaric .... We cannot allow any event involving cruelty towards the animals," a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said, rejecting a plea by Tamil Nadu Government to vacate its July 27 stay on the event.

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