Bull fighting in Nepal
Filed Under: Opinion, World | Posted: 01/15/2013 at 3:15AM
Comments | Region: Nepal
According to Nepal Advisor, The Taruka Village organized a Bull Fight competition here in Nuwakot district. Every year thousands of adventure enthusiast come to see the bull fight marking Maghe Sankranti, the first day of the tenth month in the nation’s calendar. Bull fights has been a tradition of Nepal from the past where huge concern have been raised by animal activists.
During the battle several pairs of bull entertained the crowd with the amazement and excitement. The bull are highly trained for the annual fiesta where the Nepali version of the bull fight is completely different from the European as no bloodshed occurs, bouts only go on until one animal tires and gives up.
It is believed that bullfighting was introduced in Taruka in 1900, by Jai Prithvi Bahadur Singh, a monarch of the ancient Bajhang kingdom in what is now western Nepal.