Young Indians Saving Jallikattu
The much awaited the Law for Jallikattu Was Passed. This is the huge victory for students #StudentsPower. Proud Movement for all. Unity wins. Jallikattus are big events that draw people in thousands. They generate a lot of consumption around them which is significant for the rural poor.
Supporters of native breeds argue that foreign breeds might not be a better option in the long run. Native breeds require less expensive maintenance and are less vulnerable to diseases and viruses. Jersey cows also require more grazing pastures. In the long run, native breeds are a better economic option. And Jallikattu is one big way people keep on rearing native cattle.
Artificial insemination, where semen from one bull can impregnate scores of cows, is criticized because it is believed to destroy the genetic diversity of cattle. It makes cattle more vulnerable to viruses and diseases. The supporters of native breeds argue that this has led to foreign companies creating monopoly on semen.
The low-yield milk of native cows can generate a huge demand as increasingly people perceive it to be more nutritious.