Jallikattu is a sport, but not a cruel sport.
True that it was banned by supreme court but revoked due to a protest. People of Tamil Nadu protested because, they link this sport to their culture. Many believes it as a form of preserving historical evidences. As SuN has mentioned, people in many other sports too get injured, still many welcome it. Same way, this game too has certain reach among people. In spite of some dangerous consequences, People willingly participate in it.
Few things we need to think, before we conclude it as a cruel sport.
1. People who think, Bulls were assaulted should understand that bulls are their pet. Many agriculturalists have bulls, and they treat them as their God or at least their household member. So, they are not intended to hurt them, also they are very cautious in protecting them from others too. As per the sport rule, participant hitting the bull's leg itself considered void and will be rejected from the competition.
2. Like many train their pets for respective shows, Bulls are trained for this sport, but not the way they are projected in media like giving alcoholic drinks. They said the bulls will get mad and run fast, that is not true, they get dozed, if we do so. They were given strengths to their legs by walking on agricultural lands with muddy puddles. Bulls are strengthened for this event.
3. Men who are interested only participates in it, no one was forced to get into this event. So, it's individual's interest.
As I mentioned before, like many other sports, this too has its dangerous parts. So, some guidelines has to be framed, but not to be stopped. Because it carries its own history and people are interested. After 2014. Jallikattu is happening in TN in front of Government officials and the sport is recorded.