SC Judgement
Horse racing per se is not cruelty, the Supreme Court said.A Bench of SC made this observation while issuing notice to the Rajasthan government on a petition challenging a High Court order banning tonga races in the State.

Rationale by SC
The Supreme Court judgment had clearly distinguished bulls as “bovine animals” unfit for running, while horses as “solid-hoofed quadruped, domesticated for riding”. The petition referred to how the Supreme Court in 2014 observed that the horse’s anatomy “enables it to make use of speed and can be usefully used for racing, etc, unlike bulls”.