AIADMK Karnataka unit workers staged a protest here on Friday, demanding lifting of the ban on Kambala, a traditional buffalo race held in the state's coastal region, and demanded a ban on PETA, which has filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court to restrain the sport.
AIADMK activists and leaders took out processions raising slogans against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and demanded that the Siddaramaiah government bring in an ordinance at the earliest to clear the decks to conduct Kambala.
The protesters also raised slogans like "we support and want Kambala" and "chase away PETA".
"Our chief minister should take the cue from the success story of Tamil Nadu with regard to jallikattu. He should immediately bring in an ordinance to conduct Kambala in the Dakshina Kannada region," AIADMK Karnataka secretary V Pugazhendi said.