Ban on Jallikattu attack on Dravidian culture: Pawan Kalyan

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After superstar Mahesh Babu, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan has extended support for Jallikattu. He said the ban on the bull-taming sport is a direct attack on Dravidian culture and its integrity.

"Ban on Jallikattu and cockfight by government of India is an attack on Dravida culture and its integrity. This is how it is being viewed in dakshin (south) Hindustan. I had observed this deep hurt in people while shooting in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu," Pawan Kalyan tweeted on Friday.

"Animal cruelty is cited as the reason to ban Jallikattu. If we truly consider this puritanical approach, then we have to examine the statistics of Indian beef export and poultry industry," he added.

Pawan asked how come slaughtering does not include animal cruelty.

"Why the animal cruelty act (is) applied only to Jallikattu where the animals getting injured or killed is insignificant when compared to the amount of animals that had to be slaughtered for business," he said.

Protests have been taking place in the city since Monday against the ban on the popular and ancient bull-taming sport by the Supreme Court.

Tamil filmdom on Friday is observing a day-long fast to express solidarity with youngsters protesting against the ban on Jallikattu.

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Killing animals for sport is different from killing animals to eat and sustain yourself. I agree that the meat industry practices are terrible and need to be cleaned up, but Jalikattu is also terrible and needs to be stopped. What kind of people are we if we allow killing and torturing of animals or be "fun" entertainment

What about halal meat PETA?

he got a point. Majority of people don't eat cows in India yet they want to slaughter and export the beef for Money, Hypocritical! Thanks Sir for voicing. Even Rishi Kapoor has commented on beef issue. its a bit stupid!

He doesn't have any point.Meat for food is different and torturing an animal for entertainment is an ugly sin.

How is killing an animal for food any different ? Its not like we humans dont have any other food to survive on that we need to kill animals to satisfy our taste buds. I doubt if animals being killed for food feel any different ! In the end, entertainment or food, that poor animal is DEAD !

Although don't agree with him, it is a fact that in poultry farms chickens are kept in bad conditions, tortured before they are killed for food. I think they should at least be treated well before getting killed.

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