These rules apply to bulls, bullocks, cows, buffalos, steers, heifers, calves and camels, and would affect the nearly 300 million cattle in India.
Animal rights body PETA has written to the Kerala police demanding strict action against the Youth Congress workers allegedly involved in the public butchering of a calf in the state's Kannur district.
It's true that those engaged in running slaughterhouses and meat trade belong to the Muslim community but a number of Hindus are also in this business. The argument that this is an alibi to force vegetarianism on people of UP is devoid of any merit.
What is ownership? Do we own everything in the world? Is every plant, every creature a belonging of some human. Does it have no right to live?
You are going to a party, so naturally you want to look and smell your best. You have a long, hot bath, shampoo your hair yourself and then sit down before the dressing table to make-up your face.
On a day the Karnataka Assembly passed a bill to legalise traditional buffalo race Kambala, animal rights body Peta on Monday said allowing this "cruelty" to be afflicted on animals is "shameful" and leaves a "black mark" on India.
Madurai's famous jallikattu arena Palamedu hosted the bull taming sport on Thursday, reports said. The event, which is taking place after two years after a ban on the sport was lifted in January, started at 8 am and will go on till 4 pm on Thursday.
Given, that these animal sports have their cultural and historical heritage, these protests demanding the lifting of bans against the sports are guaranteed to raise machismo and regional jingoism.
Jallikattu debate: 'Not about Tamil pride anymore, it's now a fight between state and Supreme Court'
Manoj Oswal, an animal rights activist who was appointed by the Supreme Court to monitor the sport of jallikattu between 2010 and 2012. Oswal is currently in New Delhi and part of the around 50 animal rights activists, lovers and groups who are challenging the government of Tamil Nadu's bill that allows conducting of the bull-taming sport. Firstpost caught up with the activist to give the other side of the story.
Jallikattu is more than just about culture, the pent up frustration of Tamil Nadu that is both thirsty and hungry has found a release in the bull-taming sport. It started as a debate, then drama and now violence
The Animal Welfare Board of India and other animal welfare bodies have moved the Supreme Court challenging the new act allowing jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, according to a report in NDTV.
Jallikattu: Centre to withdraw January 2016 notification, clear legal hurdles to conduct sport in Tamil Nadu
Earlier, the central government had requested the Supreme Court to defer the delivery of its judgment on the validity of the government's 7 January 2016 notification allowing jallikattu with restrictions in Tamil Nadu
A day after police forcibly evicted pro-jallkattu protesters, actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday questioned the action and said he was shocked that women and children were also reportedly caught in the melee.
fter a morning of violent protests across the state of Tamil Nadu, the state assembly on Monday passed a bill that replaces an ordinance and legalises jallikattu, the bull taming sport, in the state.
Several hundred Tamil-Americans have gathered at the Gandhi status here to hold a rally in support of the ongoing Jallikattu movement demanding lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport which is an integral part of Tamilian culture.
Three persons died, two during jallikattu in Pudukottai and one during demonstration at Madurai, as the bull taming sport was conducted on Sunday in various parts of Tamil Nadu amid protests which forced chief Minister O Panneerselvam to leave for Chennai without inaugurating it at Alanganallur.
Anticipating challenge to its ordinance allowing bull-taming sport jallikattu in the state, Tamil Nadu government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court.
Jallikattu began in parts of Tamil Nadu on Sunday, including Tiruchirappalli district, with traditional fervour, even as protests continued at Alanganallur in Madurai, where people refused to hold the famous sport seeking a "permanent solution".
Jallikattu ban: Peta receives abusive calls, threat of rape; says fight for animal rights will continue
Besides the anti-Peta sloganeering and posters, the animal rights NGO has been facing abusive and threatening phone calls including that of rape to its CEO Poorva Joshipura, claims Peta India's director Dr V Manilal. Edited excerpts from an interview
On 27 November 2010, the Supreme Court permitted jallikattu under the provisions of TNRJA, for a period of five months starting 15 January of any year.