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    The ritual, called 'Kichchu Haisodu', is an age-old tradition where cattle jump through burning haystacks in the hope they'll guarantee a better fortune and prosperity. The farming community believes that this ritual will save their farms from forest fires and protect their cattle from summer heat waves.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — A video is doing the rounds on the internet that shows terrified bulls all dolled up with garlands and bells being forced to jump through a fire in a traditional ritual practiced mostly by people in the southern states of India. 

    While supporters are vocal about their approval for the practice calling it an age-old ritual which is done for the good health of the animal.

    Animal lovers have called upon for action against the organisers.

     

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