With several celebrities from Tamil Nadu supporting the Jallikattu protests, support from celebrities from other states start pouring in. Telugu Star Mahesh Babu expressed solidarity for Jallikattu yesterday and now the Tollywood Power Star has supported the ancient bull embracing sport and Kodipandem (rooster fight) in his own style.
The Jana Sena Chief style of supporting public and culture issues will be very sensible. It’s not the first time has expressed his thoughts in a series of tweets. Everyone knows him as a nature lover and he has adopted many cows and bulls in his Goshala.
Here are Pawan Kalyan tweets:
Looking at the cows & roosters in my farm made me to think about the Ban of Jallikattu & Kodipandem in Dakshin Bharath. BAN on ‘Jallikattu’ & ‘Kodipandem’ by Govt of India is an Attack on Dravida Culture and its integrity; This is how it is being viewed in Dakshin Hindustan. I had observed this ‘deep hurt’ in people of ‘Dakshin Bharat’ while I was shooting in Pollachi (Tamilnadu) and during my political interactions in Andhra about the Ban of their respective cultural events in recent times. Govt of India, cited ‘Animal Cruelty’ as the reason for the ban of ‘Jallikattu and Kodipandem’ If we truly consider this puritanical approach then, we have to examine the statistics of Indian Beef export & Indian Poultry industry.
India is the largest exporter of Beef in the world;2.4 million tonnes of Beef&Veal exported by India in 2015, where as Brazil and Australia could export only 2 And 1.5 million tonnes. And Beef exports fetches almost $5Billion with 14 percent growth rate every year. And interestingly, these top Beef exporting firms are owned by ‘HINDUS’ and not Muslims.
Imagine..How many Cows, Calves and Buffaloes should be slaughtered to get 2.4 million tonnes of Beef. How come this kind of slaughtering does not attract Animal Cruelty? just because we don’t see it !! Why the Animal cruelty act 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.