Animals as part of festivities in India: What should be banned?

A little poll on what constitutes animal cruelty.

ByMahima Singh
Animals as part of festivities in India: What should be banned?
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If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, then you know about Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu’s very own tradition of bull-taming during the festival of Pongal.

The Supreme Court has banned the sport in a recent order and that’s got conversations on animal cruelty filling our news pages and prime-time debates. So, we thought we’d conduct a little “mood-of-the-nation” poll to figure out what people really feel about the issue of animals not having such a jolly time during our spirited festivities (because our “nation” extends to the readers of Newslaundry, which is completely representative obviously).

Which of the following festivals, rituals and traditions should be banned for animal cruelty?


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