The tradition is even if a drop of the bull’s blood is spilt, the event will be stopped. Not a single bull was injured in the events. There has been no death of any bull in JK event.
In rare instances, such accidents may happen. Out of 600 bulls participating in an event, barely a few are affected by such accidents; the AWBI could cite only one bull which died due to an accident with a truck (bringing urban visitors to the venue), and few other bulls which got injured. Does AWBI have records of number of bulls killed in JK events all through the years? More cattle are killed on roads than due to JK. The bull death as mentioned in the AWBI evidence was due to the bull escaping outside the collecting area and running into the roads. This happens even when they are grazed. More cattle are killed on roads. As seen in the video, a bull jumps into a dried out pond of 5-6 feet depth, not off a cliff as exaggerated by PETA. The intentions of these groups have been suspect from day one. They are not interested in regulating the event but to stop them completely. They don't show the same vigour in stopping horse racing.
Cattle can drink by bending down only when there is a wide opening vessel or tank with water. When the water is given to them in a bottle, it is exactly like giving a child or cattle medicine. We have to raise the head and force feed it. Concluding the liquid is alcohol is presumptuous. It is common practice to give glucose water or plain water.
Can PETA or AWBI or BCI or any of the noble animal welfare organizations explain how Bulls are in a list of animals like Lion, Tiger, Panther, Bear & Monkey? Animal husbandry is a state subject and after the passing of the Tamilnadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, these organisations used back door lobbying to put bulls in a list under the PCA. By doing so, the subject became part of the Union Govt territory and this is the reason why the honorable Supreme Court found the TNRJ repugnant to the PCA.
What gives PETA the right to dictate terms of our religion? VEGANISM & ANIMAL LIBERATION are alien concepts in a society like India where livestock are integral in our lives. Some are vegetarian, many are meat eaters. Hinduism is an amalgamation of a million local religious practices. Locals here believe if their bulls are not released in Jallikattu, they will incur the wrath of the gods.
Farmers bring their cattle to be sold in weekly/monthly & annual shandies. Brokers will take the cattle from the farmers and hold them to be displayed to prospective buyers. Buyers fall into 3-4 categories.
younger male calves they are rearing for Jallikattu. When there is no Jallikattu, people will not buy young male calves to be reared for the events and as stud bulls. Gene pool will be affected paving the way for crossbreeds and artificial insemination.
There is negligible government support for Native Cattle. Only events like Jallikattu are the reason for people to rear male calves. Will PETA or AWBI or FIAPO be ready to release a white paper on the prevalence of male indigenous calves in the regions where such events are held? This is an open challenge to them. We are ready to do a joint study wherever these events are held.
In an RTI reply, AWBI has said the following:
Does PETA understand selective breeding and gene pool? Each bull is sold to another village in order to avoid inbreeding. Jallikattu events are the places where the BEST OF THE BREEDS are identified.
Knowingly or unknowingly PETA India is playing into the hands of the dairy milk and beef industry. Jallikattu bulls which presently provide studding services are the cheapest and best source of studding services. With a ban on Jallikattu, it is apparent that the stud bulls of the Indian Native Cattle breeds have already started vanishing. At the same time the MNC companies are promoting sex-selected semen vigorously. With not many Indian Native Cattle around, the imported semen would most likely be that of exotic breeds only. This will lead to a situation where in the Indian farmers will become totally dependent on MNCs for impregnating their cows, in a few years from now. They will be forced to use imported exotic breed semen thus producing hybrids. This will lead to total extinction of Indian Native cattle breeds. Hence it is obvious that PETA India is unwittingly promoting foreign breeds of cattle.
How did PETA India conclude that NO religion requires meat-eating? What evidence have they produced in this regard? Hindus have traditionally sacrificed animals and birds as per their traditional religious beliefs and practices. They are predominantly meat eaters. PETA India should not preach to us about what our religious practices are.
Has PETA India sought a complete ban on the slaughterhouses and beef Industry? PETA India has been targeting poor, small butchers who are already finding it tough to make ends meet while PETA India consciously does NOT talk about the mechanized, massive slaughter houses that produce beef for export. Interestingly, PETA India does not seem to have even a single investigation report on any of the major slaughter houses of India.
What is the significantly reduced cost? If not crores, how much did they spend? Why not use the same lawyers to fight a court battle against HORSE RACING or DOG SHOWS or TEMPLE ELEPHANTS or ARMY/POLICE HORSES or DOGS. Will PETA publish its financial statements including FCRA statements, expenses statements? Who funds PETA and why?
If so, why is PETA using a different entity's campaign material even in their own FAQ? Will PETA publish its financial statements including FCRA statements, expenses statements? Who funds PETA and why?