While supporters of jallikattu say that along with their culture, the certain breeds too would die, animal rights activists dismiss the sport as barbaric.

Jallikattu Barbaric animal abuse or Tamil culture Watch this short film
news Jallikattu Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 14:34

In 2014, Jallikattu, the bull-taming sport popular in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and other sports like bull-racing were banned by the Supreme Court, which observed that animals too have the right not to be tortured. 

With Pongal around the corner, the festival during which Jallikattu is held, both the Dravidian parties have taken on the central government seeking intervention to allow the sport this year. Jallikattu is now a hot political issue, and with both the AIADMK and DMK taking it up with the highest levels of the Indian government, this won't be the last we will hear on this issue.

Here is a short documentary produced by students of Pondicherry University who speak to the various stakeholders and narrate both sides of the argument.

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