Apex court granted PETA India liberty to withdraw petition challenging Karnataka ordinance and file fresh one challenging new law.
Since the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka second Amendment) Bill 2017 has received Presidential assent allowing kambala races, and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 has already lapsed, PETA India submitted to the Hon’ble Supreme Court that it would file a fresh petition to challenge the new law.
The Supreme Court granted PETA India the liberty to withdraw its current petition challenging the Karnataka ordinance and to file the fresh petition to challenge the new law.
Video evidence shows that kambala is inherently cruel and that participants use violence to force buffaloes to run – they yank them by ropes threaded through holes pierced in their sensitive noses, beat them in the face and body, hit them with heavy wooden sticks, and break their tailbones.
Such cruelty violates The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and has no place in a civilised society. It is the duty of all who are decent to speak out against injustice, and so PETA India vows to keep working to spare buffaloes this hideous suffering.