Chennai: Popular actor Dhanush on Saturday said he endorses the ancient bull taming sport Jallikattu.
Happy maattu pongal ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂÂalso I never made any comments regarding jallikattu.I support jallikattu.The news that's goin on is a rumour.Thank u— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 16, 2016
Dhanush clarified that he is not associated with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal rights organisation which is against Jallikattu.
Im not a brand ambassador of peta. I was only awarded by them once for being a vegetarian.— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 16, 2016
The controversial sport is being opposed by animal rights activists.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to permit Jallikattu, in which a bull vaulter is expected to hang on to the bull's hump for a stipulated distance or hold on to the hump for a minimum of three jumps made by the bull. Many young men die or get injured in the process.