“Thought it is called with many names I would like to call it as ‘Eru Thazhuvudhal’. The word thazhuvudhal explains what the sport is all about. It cannot be compared with the bull fights in the western countries,” he said on the sidelines of an event in Chennai today.
“In the western culture the bulls will go to the plate as meals, but here the same bull will be nurtured again with love and care and will return back to the sport next year,” he said.
Suriya too has offered support to Jallikattu in a recent media interaction. He said: “There used to be two hundred bull breeds but now, we only have thirty. Many bull breeds are extinct so there can be regulations but let’s not abolish the sport, it’s our identity and culture.”