As per report forty-nine people were injured on the first day of the traditional Jallikattu festival in Tamilnadu that has attracted the ire of animal activists, officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile nearly 500 bulls and a similar number of “tamers” were involved on the opening day of the festival in Madurai, said S Natarajan, a government official from the city.
Reportedly forty-nine people were injured on the first day of the traditional Jallikattu festival in Tamilnadu that has attracted the ire of animal activists. The officials said nearly 500 bulls and a similar number of “tamers” were involved on the opening day of the festival in Madurai, said S Natarajan, a government official from the city. He told “Forty-nine people were injured yesterday. Nine were taken to hospital for minor injuries”.
Natarajan added Wednesday’s festivities will see almost double the number of bulls and competitors in the ring. Further in past years, competitors have been gored to death by bulls. Moreover during the festival in Tamilnadu bulls festooned with marigolds are released from pens and men try to grab their horns to win prizes such as scooters and white goods.
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