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Jallikattu Judgement: When the Supreme Court of India declared the rights of animals to be an issue of “Seminal Importance” (Part I)

The Supreme Court of India pronounced a landmark judgment in the matter titled “Animal Welfare Board of India Versus A. Nagaraja & Ors.”, and allied appeals and petitions, on the 7th of May, 2014. The use of bulls and bullocks in performances such as Jallikattu, bullock cart racing, etc., was banned. In articles that will […]

The Supreme Court of India rules against animal abuse: Bans Jallikattu and Bullock cart racing

There has been a battle raging for many years (see bottom of this article for previous VoSD articles) between the horribly abused Jallikattu bulls and the bullocks used for cart racing, and those that were using them ostensibly for “sport” and to “perpetuate tradition” & “showcase rich cultural heritage”. Finally the bulls and the bullocks […]

The Bull Racing Chess-game: With end-game as Tamilnadu continuing with Jallikattu, and having won in Maharashtra is it likely that AWBI and MOEF decide to loose in Punjab?

As with the other writing on ‘The Voice of Stray Dogs’, unless otherwise specified the writing expresses the opinion of  The Voice of Stray Dogs, and not necessarily that of individual VoSD Board members since individual comment/ contribution and consent is neither sought nor received. Here we examine whether this could it be Tamilnadu politics […]

The Politics & Lawmaking of Jallikkatu – Part IV: How the bulls of Tamilnadu suffer as the politicians dither but other goverments with more resolve in Punjab and Maharashtra take action

HOW THE BULLS IN TAMILNADU LOST THE JALLIKATTU BATTLE and in the same time THE BULLS IN PUNJAB WON IN KILA RAIPUR THE DIFFERENCE IS POLITICAL & BUREAUCRATIC WILL   JALLIKATTU – INTRODUCTION, AND AN OVERVIEW : Jallikattu, or  Eruthazhuvuthal, or  Manju Virattu is a controversial bull taming event that takes place in Tamil Nadu […]

‘The politics & lawmaking of Jalikattu Part II – by Manoj Oswal

Report on Violations / Animal Abuse at Jallikattu – The South Indian Festival Of  Bull ‘Taming’ Events witnessed on: 15-01-2012 Avaniyapuram, District : Madurai;16-01-2012 Periyasuriyur, District : Trichi; 16-01-2012 Palamedu; District: Madurai;17-01-2012 Allanganalur,  District: Madurai Report Submitted to: The Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India, Chennai Report Submitted by Manoj Oswal, Animal Welfare Officer (Hon), […]

‘The politics and the lawmaking of Jalikattu’ Part I – by Radha Rajan

This article is authored by Ms Radha Rajan, the editor of www.vigilonline.com and is reprinted here with her permission. The original article can be see here All contact sport – man versus man, man versus animal and animal versus animal is raw human violence in action; violence barely held in check and which even the […]