From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2011:
CHENNAI, Dehrudun–The first weekend of 2011 Pongal harvest festivals in Tamil Nadu, India, brought a drop in reported deaths and injuries in jallikattu, the predominant Indian form of participatory bullfighting–but chiefly because new rules discouraged many communities from hosting jallikattu. Relative to the unrestrained mayhem at Bunkhal village in Uttarakhand state a month earlier, that was major progress.
Where jallikattu proceeded, deaths and injuries continued, despite enforcement of the new rules by the Animal Welfare Board of India at direction of the Supreme Court of India. Injuries to bulls are seldom tabulated, but may be inferred from the counts of human deaths and injuries, chiefly suffered in attempts to tackle bulls. Read more