JalliKattu – A detailed go through:
In our previous article, we discussed the culture practice of Jallikattu. Now, we will have a detailed go through about Jallikattu and its importance, hidden facts about Jallikattu, Effects of preserving Jallikattu and so on.
We could see that lakhs and lakhs are protesting for the cause of Jallikattu and their main motive is to safeguard our tradition. It is correct to an extent, but we should know that is not the only factor to be considered here. There are many unrevealed knots and facts hidden behind this concept and they are upheld to be a secret till the end. Let us discuss in detail.
How many of us know that Jallikattu is not Tamil culture but Indian Culture? It was initiated during Indus Valley Civilization and we have many proofs of the paintings depicting Jallikattu in Delhi Museum (Keys in hands of Thief). This culture faded as days passed, however, the only state to follow this still is our TamilNadu.
Indian breeds of bulls and cows are the best in yielding healthy milk and offsprings. Jallikattu is banned for the main reason of abolishing our native breeds. Since the bull is high fertile and the cow produces healthy offspring and nutritious milk. The milk got from our breeds are rich in calcium and nutrition, whereas the milk from Jersey cow has B1 Casein that results in various physical disorders and diseases. Native breeds provide A2 milk that is highly nutritious and causes no side effects. MNC mafia aims to abolish our native bulls and cows to own the dairy market which earns high profit. This can be done only by banning Jallikattu because it is the only mean of saving our native breeds that are in practice at present.
Jallikattu is of three types: Manju Virattu, Vattam Manju Virattu, and Veli Virattu. Manju Virattu is where the players catch hold of the Bull’s hump and travel for certain distance to win the match. In Veli Virattu the bull is let out on an open ground and the player has to knock it down to ground. And the third type of Vattam Manju Virattu is where the bull will be tied to a 15m rope on either side, and the player has to push it down to ground. As we all know there were 130 native breeds of a bull which has been now reduced to 30. However, only 6 types of the breed are used for this event.
Alambadi is one kind among six. But, it doesn’t exist now. The bull is identified to be fit for this event at the time of its birth itself. Also, these breeds are merely used for Jallikattu. They are not used for any other activities such as plowing, cart etc. Jallikattu is a culture, but it was exhibited as entertainment.
Why should Jallikattu not be banned?
- If Jallikattu is banned, the native breeds will be eradicated, and it will result in no production of A2 milk in India.
- The overall ownership of this A2 milk will be taken over by MNC’s
- We will be put in a situation, where we have to buy milk for the price fixed by them.
PETA – Revealing the mask:
We know that PETA is showing off themselves to be animal welfare organization. However, there are many unknown truths behind this PETA.
They have an indirect link with multi national companies. These MNC’s will abolish the native breeds and import their Jersy cows, which in return will yield unhealthy calves. Maintenance of these cows are comparatively high. The farmers had to transfer the ownership to Big Business’ and ultimately, the production of milk and pricing them will come under the control of MNC’s. The main aim of MNC is to bring their breeds into our nation through,
- Artificial insemination – to enable the native breed to diminish.
- Cross Breeding – which allows the imported breeds to enter our country
PETA has filed a case stating that the event of Jallikattu is hurting bulls. The players are causing harm to the bull by biting, beating and supplying alcohol. If so, we have few questions to raise. Are they really concerned about the welfare of animals? In that case, they can ban beef industry which is earning high profit.
Jallikattu is no way harming bulls. This can be explained well by the below reasons.
- The players are allowed only to catch hold of the hump. They should not touch any other parts such as the tail, legs etc.
- The players are disqualified if two persons jump on the bull at the same time.
- The health condition of both player and bull is inspected before the event starts. And this inspection is held before the witness of district collector. Only Government veterinary doctor performs this health check.
- Animal Welfare board members will be present during the event.
- If the bull is injured the whole event will be canceled
- The video record of the whole event is sent to the Government.
PETA also accuses that Bull is beaten harshly to run faster. That is not the fact. One who owns the bull will be standing at the other end and he will signal the bull to come out. So the bull comes running out. After the Jallikattu act of 2009, the event is managed in an organized manner after ensuring the safety of Bull and player as well.
Ban PETA to save our native breeds, culture and future generation.