Supreme Court to hear plea of Animal Welfare Board on new jallikattu law today

Animal Welfare Board along with other animal activist had move to Supreme Court against the new law passed by Tamil Nadu for resumption of jallikattu. The plea filed by the organisation challenges the law passed by Tamil Nadu government, the new law passed by the government violates the 2014 judgement of the court which has declared jallikattu as inherent cruelty towards the bull.The amendment was brought in to defuse the raging protest at Marina Beach for its revival.

On May 7, 2014, the Supreme Court of India banned the traditional bull-taming sport conducted in Tamil Nadu Jallikattu after a 10-year-long battle by animal activists and animal welfare organisations like Federation of India Animal Protection Agencies (FIAPO) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
The Supreme Court ruled that flouting of the ban will attract penalties and upheld the ban on January 14, 2016 when the Government of India passed an order reversing the ban imposed.

Date: 1st February 2017