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Banning jallikattu – and new visions for animal welfare, part two



To read part one first, click here.  

In his Decision, at the end, Justice Radhakrishnan directs

– that the five freedoms be considered to be part of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and that they be safeguarded by the states.

– that no animal may be incited to fight against a human being or another animal.

– that the AWBI and Governments should undertake education related to humane treatment of animals.

– that it is expected that Parliament will elevate the rights of animals to constitutional ones, “as is done by many of the countries around the world.”

– that the Act that was passed by Tamil Nadu to allow jallikattu to continue is in opposition to the PCA Act, and is therefore null and void. This means that jallikattu and bullock cart…

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