Villagers guard bull targeted for semen quality

Villagers guard bull targeted for semen quality

A village in Punjab these days is guarding an exotic bull round-the-clock after the bull was attacked multiple times by suspects for uncanny reasons.

The Murrah bull, a rare breed, is a much-sought-after bovine in the area for mating buffaloes because of the quality of its semen. In fact, it is this trait of the bull that has unfortunately earned the wrath of suspects who subjected the bull to severe cruelty. This Murrah bull in village Sadhpur in Lalru near here has been the target of many from other villages in similar business who believe their trade of buffalo mating has been hit badly because cattle owners are increasingly preferring the Murrah bull from Sadhpur village.

The bull was recently attacked by three persons with batons hit on the head and the eye. The bull was left bruised with one eye partially damaged. This was the third attack on the bull in last one year or so. A Sadhpur villager said,“The bull quality of semen has sadly become the reason for the cruelty being meted out to him.”

Three persons have been booked under relevant sections of the prevention of cruelty to animals Act, besides other sections of the IPC on the complaint by the village sarpanch to the police. The bull was bought for lakhs of rupees some time ago after villagers pooled in the money. They collaborated to set up an agricultural cooperative and started the business of mating buffaloes using the bull. The business activity was a hit.

But for the many in other nearby villages whose similar business was hit, the bull became an object of hatred and remained on the target. Village Sarpanch Dharam Singh accused three persons of the nearby Dang Dehra village to have been been perpetually targeting their bull. Earlier instances of cruelty towards our bull were settled with the intervention of the two village panchayats, he said,
adding that time they had to lodge a police case. Sources said, the villagers have now been steadfast in guarding the bull to prevent any other attack on the bovine.

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