Bull and Gore: On Jallikattu

<pre><pre>Bull and Gore: On Jallikattu

Regarded by the courts as cruelty to bulls, but celebrated in Tamil Nadu as a sign of bravery, Jallikattu's rural sport is an inevitable part of the Pongal season in the state. It is advertised as a tourist attraction by the government and its appeal as a symbol of Tamil culture remains the same year after year. It is only the strange voice that sees it as a relic of a feudal past. However, one aspect that has not changed – over the years, when bullfighting's legality was questioned, the event itself banned and then legally restored – is that it leaves some dead and wounded every season. Often these wounds are a nightmare for a trauma doctor because bull crayfish injuries are serious. It is an event that demands maximum regulation. The regulations have been tightened from time to time and no event is taking place without official approval or medical supervision. The game arena is protected by double barricades. The entry and collection point at which the bulls are to be taken back by the owners after leaving the arena must have sufficient protective functions to minimize incidents that lead to injuries and accidents. However, some have died in the main events of the past few days. This includes bull owners, spectators and an organizer. Most of the victims were bored or kicked. Over a hundred are treated for sometimes serious injuries, which are characterized by internal fractures that can have a lasting impact on the victims.

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The truth about Jallikattu is that it is next to impossible to hold an event without incident. Even if you admit that every sport has an element of risk of injury, especially contact sport, the feature of events in which animals are involved is that they are driven by instinct of self-preservation and fear and are not bound by rules and reason are human participants. The list of human sacrifices is inevitably higher, even if it has been controversial for a long time and it has even been legally established that Jallikattu is a serious violation of animal rights and cruelty against them. The mood of the people, the political patronage and the cultural instinct to maintain practices that go back to an old past all contribute to the continued existence of sport. Other virtues attributed to him are to give native races a good shot at survival and to give young people the opportunity to develop a solid perspective, even if they deserve rewards. Ultimately, what should be important is that any activity that endangers participants and viewers alike should take place under strictly monitored rules and restrictions. It is also time to develop suitable protective equipment and make it mandatory for the participants.

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