Many poor, landless, rural people today feel utterly disenfranchised. The system is built by the urban rich to serve the purposes of the urban rich.
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals act privileges and exempts urban rich cruelty (violent slaughter of animals for eating, tying up of pet dogs) but picks out and penalizes so called cruelty in Jallikattu. Did we all decide to follow this common law? No. The answer you probably have is "but that's the way the system works. There should have been dissent when the law was brought in place."
Again, at that layer too, the rural poor don't have any agency to participate in such systems designed by the urban rich for the benefit of the urban rich. If you ask TN villagers about the Act in question, many people may know about it's name, and why it's famous right now, but little else about it. That is how the system wants it, needs it, and keeps it.
Aparna Krishnan We are by our very educational system deep alienated from the real India. I have faced it and it has helped me slowly understand the reality of India, as also the reality and vastness chasm between the real India and me created by privilege of birth and an English medium schooling .
You are speaking from propaganda of animal welfare groups incl the videos and from the judgment. Be fair now. Engage with stakeholders and then comment.