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Bull Fighting

Posted on: July 28, 2010


Hopefully this http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d47aded4-9a4a-11df-8346-00144feab49a.html will be the start of banning of all bull fights in Spain. A cruel sport which should be banned all over the world including in India where fighting with the bull (once a year) is a tradition in South India.

In South India it is called Jallikattu and is a considered a show of strength against the powerless bull. The difference is unlike the Spanish bull fight the people go unarmed and many times it is the people who get mauled.

Here is a sample of Jallikattu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8NNntXVQc4
While this fight with the bull is on, elsewhere in the same area the people worship the cow http://www.pongalfestival.org/mattu-pongal.html.

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