Itâ€™s a fairly decent question to ask today, given the outburst of Tamizh people all over the world. What are we not asking is why jallikattu?
The persistent effort to ban the age-old tradition has created chaos in the land of holiness. Tamil Nadu erupted with rage and fury on the ban of the game. Some call it a political move, whereas others call it an attempt to oppress Tamil State. There are only a few people who are really out there speaking the truth.
1. Banning the game will kill the breed
So, truth is and always has been that Indian Bull is one of the rarest breeds available in the world. The mating capacity and its endurance make it a prominent candidate for high re-sell value. The Sad part though is the fact that the bull is only used for Jallikattu. The maintenance of the bull is high compared to other breeds. The banning of the game shall stop all revenues and force the owner to sell the bull to a slaughter house.
2. Foreign breeds will penetrate Indian market
This might seem like a conspiracy theory of sorts but think about this. If the current strongest breed of bull is extinct, where else would you get the next strongest breed? Out-of-country isnâ€™t it?
The market is being set up to disrupt the current trade of local breeds and bring in foreign breeds.
3. Foreign breeds need foreign food
Why bring foreign breed? To penetrate the Indian animal food market. Every animal has a specific need in terms of food and nurture. The foreign breeds cannot be fed Indian food, hence creating a market for outside food and nurturing products.
Frankly, I donâ€™t know what should be done, but all I know is this is not a reason to ban a tradition. If you feel this is animal harming, then kindly ban leather, fur, and many other products manufactured by MNCâ€™s and sold in India. Kill that market before you indirectly kill this sentiment and game.0