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ABWI advises Javadekar not to allow 'jallikattu'

The Animal Welfare Board of India (ABWI) has advised the environment ministry not to overturn the Supreme Court's judgement which presently bans the bull taming sport 'jallikattu' in Tamil Nadu, animal rights group PETA India claimed today.

On Tuesday, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that the government will let cultural practices like jallikattu and a few other bullock races to continue while ensuring that animals are not subject to cruelty.

Taking note of the statement, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India expressed its concern over the issue.

"Immediately after PETA India complained about Javadekar's statement, the AWBI advised the ministry not to overturn the Supreme Court judgement which currently bans them in the country," the rights group said in a statement. 
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