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'Animal abuse' of chariot-pulling bulls at Thaipusam festival condemned

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) has strongly condemned the alleged act of animal cruelty meted out on two pitiful bulls which were made to pull the Silver Chariot belonging to the chettiars at the Thaipusam festival in the state.

A short video clip featuring the alleged abuse went viral on social media since last night, courting the ire of netizens who strongly criticised the act.

The two bulls were seen struggling to pull the 127-year-old chariot while about 20 people were on board, oblivious to the plight of the animals...

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