Added on : 2023-05-18 11:51:56
Supreme Court upheld the Tamil Nadu law allowing bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu' in the State. The Supreme Court said the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017, substantially minimises pain and suffering to animals. The apex court also dismissed all the pleas challenging the validity of states’ laws allowing bull-taming sport Jallikattu and bullock cart races. "Jallikattu is a part of the cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu," said SC."Jallikattu", also known as "Eruthazhuvuthal", is a traditional bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as part of the Pongal harvest festival.