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PETA ‘misinformed’ on Jallikattu: Vetrimaaran

Speaking at an art show here the director said PETA is just considering some video clips without taking into account the background.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Vetrimaaran, Visaaranai, Vetrimaaran film, Shoes Of The Dead film, Shoes Of The Dead Visaaranai, Vetrimaaran news, Visaaranai story, Visaaranai film, entertainment news Director of Tamil movie, “Visaaranai,” Vetrimaaran on Monday criticised PETA of being “misinformed” on affairs of Jallikattu. (Source: Express Photo)

Director of Tamil movie, “Visaaranai,” Vetrimaaran on Monday criticised PETA of being “misinformed” on affairs of Jallikattu. Speaking at an art show here the director said PETA is just considering some video clips without taking into account the background.

“It is a fact that there are unhealthy practises in the sport followed by few people, however, banning it entirely instead of regulating it, is not a well-informed move. It looks like there is a different motive behind the movie other than ‘cruelty towards animals’,” said Vetrimaaran.

The four time National film award-winner said, there are bigger effects because of bursting crackers and immersing idols of Ganesh in water bodies. “If PETA is really concerned about animals it should also recommend to forbid bursting crackers during Diwali and immersion of idols made of plaster of Paris during Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations,” he said.

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The director was in the national capital to attend an art show on “Remains of Ayodhya” by Kota Neelima. Vetrimaaran also took a dig at milk from hybrid bulls for causing diabetes. He said in the last 30 years diabetes has spurted for which consumption of milk from hybrid cows is one of the major reasons.

“Milk from India’s native cows doesn’t cause diabetes. It is for this reason and to encourage owners of the breed to continue taming of the bull Jallikattu has been practised since ages,” said Vetrimaaran. He revealed a movie on Jallikattu is in the pipeline.

The Supreme Court on Jan 12 rejected a plea urging it to pass judgment on bull taming sport Jallikattu. A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi told a group of lawyers, who requested for the verdict, that it is unfair to ask the bench to pass an order.

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    Bala
    Jan 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    If we know why they are imposing ban on jalikatu(artificial hybrid insemination). Then why dont we do not do artificial hybrid insemination and use our native cow breed. why do we still using artificial hybrid insemination?
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    1. gopi chandar
      Jan 17, 2017 at 7:51 am
      PETA is a rich organization where they use all advanced techniques to prepare a nice propaa video. It seems without knowing the ground reality, Judges banned the Jallikattu. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Appreciate TN youngsters who showed the reality to everyone, now people aware what is Jallikattu? Hope stupid law created by AWB and PETA through lobbing will be removed soon. Good work TN youngsters.
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        Mohan
        Jan 17, 2017 at 8:35 am
        The collegium judges are the mouth pieces of Foreign Funded Enangelical NGOs. After retirement these judges work for such NGOs. The news on Apr 4, 2013 - Markandey Katju is set to launch an NGO 'Court of Last Resort'
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          autonomous
          Jan 18, 2017 at 5:41 am
          once all native bulls got slaughted where will we go for bulls?lt;br/gt;Then artificial insemination comes in,State and centre gov knews much about it and they don't want every Indian to be aware of because foreign money is getting pounded in for politicians from western countries,and at last to make cattle breeds in India as "Make in INDIA CATTLES (through western bulls insemination) " not MADE IN INDIA.
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            autonomous
            Jan 17, 2017 at 5:33 am
            PETA is just a MNC companies proxy to eliminate Indian native cow breeds,and to make their artificial hybrid insemination u.s companies only has pattern rights for those.People should be aware that native Indian cow breeds are healthy but by drinking jersey cow milks will cause diabetes.And those diabetes medicines also has u.s companies pattern rights.
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