PETA moves Supreme Court challenging validity of Act that paved way for jallikattu
By Vinodh Arulappan | Express News Service | Published: 07th July 2017 01:38 AM |
MADURAI: The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act 2017, that had led to the conduct of the bull-taming sport in TN this year.
The animal rights organisation, in its investigation report, stated that jallikattu is a blood sport wherein bulls are being subjected to various types of cruelty, and it should not be conducted in any manner, irrespective of any laws or regulations.
Condemning the PETA’s report, Kollywood director Ameer, an active supporter of the traditional sport, told Express, “All jallikattu events were conducted under the supervision of the respective district collectors and the SPs. Even various ministers took part as spectators in jallikattu and made sure that there was no cruelty against the bulls.”
The director said that he will implead himself as a caveator in the petition filed by PETA against jallikattu in the Supreme Court and will fight against it to safeguard the traditional sport.