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Kambala – Buffalo Race

Rahul Kumar 0

Kambala (Tulu&Kannada:ಕಂಬಳ ) is an annual Buffalo Race held traditionally in Karnataka, India.

Tulu & Kannada is basically a sport which essentially, to entertain rural people of the area.The 'track' used for buffalo race is a slushy paddy field.The contest generally takes place between two pairs of buffaloes, each pair race in wet rice fields, controlled by a whip-lashing farmer.

In 2014, based on lawsuits filed by animal welfare organisations, the Supreme Court of India ordered a ban on Kambala and Jallikattu.Recently, the Karnataka state legislature on 13 Feb.2017 legalised, bull runs and bullock cart races, terming them traditional sports and exempted them from the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

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