Top stars Vijay and Suriya have lashed out at PETA for opposing Jallikattu.
In a video statement on Tuesday night, Vijay said PETA should be sent out of the country and those arrested for Jallikattu should be released.
In his statement, Suriya said it is paradoxical to see those aiding extinction of native breeds talk about cruelty to animals in the bull-taming sport.
He said such voluntary protests will always be genuine and charged People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with carrying out a campaign of lies that Jallikattu is inimical to bulls.
“The group called PETA which won in the court of law by carrying out a campaign of lies that Jallikattu was inimical to bulls has lost in the people’s court.”
Protests by young volunteers is reflective of the common mood of the people of Tamil Nadu. These protests will bear fruit and Jallikattu will happen soon in Tamil Nadu, he said.
He said the people of the state should resist any move that would endanger our heritage and identity.
“Words such as heritage, identity and history are generally being used by scholars but are now the buzzwords among youth due to Jallikattu issue,” Suriya said.
“Thanks to all those who secured a ban on Jallikattu and prompted the youth to fight for a common cause,” Suriya stated.