This video of two bulls fighting in the road in Bhatinda, Punjab, and one ending up inside a tuk tuk, a type of electric rickshaw, is from while back, but it is just hitting the strange news wires now. The earliest video of it was published on September 2, 2018, but it’s worth a look if you haven’t seen this strange sight.
Nov. 15 (UPI) — A fight between two bulls in the middle of a busy road in India ended with one of the animals crashing into a vehicle and becoming stuck. A video filmed on a busy road in Bhatinda, Punjab, shows the two bulls locking horns in the middle of traffic as vehicles attempt to go around them. One of the bulls ends up ramming into a tuk tuk, a type of electric rickshaw, and knocks the vehicle onto its side. Bystanders rush to help as the bull ends up stuck inside the overturned vehicle.
Here is one reasonable sounding explanation as to why there are bulls walking around on the roads in this part of India:
It works like this; cows are worshiped in India and feeding cows is often considered to be an act of holiness and goodness towards animals by most of the Indians. Cows are very useful for mankind. Cows give us milk and various dairy-products which are good for our body. Every organ in a cow is useful even after it dies. Thus, cows are considered to be greater than the actual mother who gave us birth, in India. So, we all feed them.
Now, the other side of it. The milkmen in India, I think, let their cows roam free as they know that they will get free food. The fodder which they feed to the cattle comes moderately expensive. The cows move from one house to the other (as there is scarcity of green lush grass field in cities) to get fed by the people living in the houses. It cuts down the fodder expenses to a great extent for the milkmen (the cow owners).
Leave a comment if you’ve ever travelled by tuk tuck.