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PETA appeals Jallikattu verdict to Supreme Court.

The 56-page judgement by Justice Aniruddha Bose noted that the three states had received Presidential Assent for the bill.

NEW DELHI: PETA has asked the Supreme Court to review its May 18 ruling upholding the laws amended by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Maharashtra to legalise the bull-taming sports Jallikattu, Bullock Cart Race, and Kambala.

A five-judge constitution bench of Justices KM Joseph, Ajay Rastogi (retired), Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy, and CT Ravikumar’s unanimous judgement has been requested for review.

The 56-page judgement by Justice Aniruddha Bose noted that the three states had received Presidential Assent for the bill. The court also ordered authorities to strictly comply with the legislation, which prohibits physically disturbing bulls.

PETA argued that the verdict fails to consider any of the detailed factual and scientific record presented to this court that shows “Jallikattu” events are inherently cruel.

The appeal stated that these “sports” are against the natural instinct, behaviour, and anatomy of bulls, bullocks, and buffaloes, serve no purpose, and “cause untold suffering, pain and cruelty to the animals used in them.” PETA argued that the SC’s decision was a “serious miscarriage of justice,” requiring the changes.

“Bull-fighting sport”
The petition argued these “sports” are against the instinct, behaviour, and anatomy of bulls, bullocks, and buffaloes, serve no purpose, and “cause untold suffering, pain and cruelty to the animals.”

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