Bull Sport in India – level 1

18-02-2019 07:00

In southern India, there is a bull-taming sport. It is controversial. It is very popular. It is very old.

India’s leaders stop this sport for some time. The leaders say that the sport is cruel. One man says that people hit the bulls with sharp objects. They make them drink alcohol. They hurt their tails.

In 2017, the sport comes back. This is after people protest. They change the laws. An organisation wants the leaders to stop the sport again.

One man wants the sport. He says that people think of the bulls as their children.

Difficult words: tame (do things to an animal so that you can control it), controversial (when people feel strongly about something and they argue or talk about the thing), cruel (very bad for the animals – they get hurt).

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