Confirmed victory
Petitioning HE The Governor of Haryana and 12 others
This petition was delivered to:
HE The Governor of Haryana
Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
HE The President of India
The Director, Animal Welfare Division
HE the Vice President of India
Hon'ble Minister for Environment and Forest
Rep. of OIPA in India
The Chairman, AWBI
Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala
Secretary, Kerala Tourism
Director, Department of Tourism
Chief Minister of Karnataka
Shri. Jagadish Shivappa Shettar

STOP Kambala Buffalo Race promotion in Surajkund Craft Mela - Sukanya Kadyan

Animals are being badly abused during the event........
Kambala or Buffalo Race is a well-known sport in Karnataka. Though it is difficult to trace the history of this sport yet it is popularly believed that the sport has its origin in the farming community of Karnataka. Following the age-old traditions today Kambala is played as recreational sport by the farmers. The buffalo race is played before the harvesting season commences. It is a way showing gratitude the gods who protect their crops from destruction. To celebrate this moment they organize for different kinds of outdoor sports. Kambala is also seen as the beginning of the sowing season for the next round of crops. Besides these the sport is also organized during religious festivals, such as, Kodamantaya and Jumaadi Bhuta Kolas.

Wondering how the game is played. To begin with Kambala is a very simple to play. A track for running is used this track usually is set within the paddy field. Two buffaloes are tied to a cart and the contest takes place between two pair of buffaloes. These animals are controlled by the farmer who carries a whip with him. In the ancient ages the winning pair of buffaloes was rewarded with fruits such as coconut and other simple gifts. Later, however, these plain gifts were replaced by money.

 

Letter to
HE The Governor of Haryana
Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
and 10 others
HE The President of India
The Director, Animal Welfare Division
HE the Vice President of India
Hon'ble Minister for Environment and Forest
Rep. of OIPA in India
The Chairman, AWBI
Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala
Secretary, Kerala Tourism
Director, Department of Tourism
Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri. Jagadish Shivappa Shettar
STOP Kambala Buffalo Race promotion in Surajkund Craft Mela - Abhishek Kadyan.
- Animals are being badly abused during the event........
Kambala or Buffalo Race is a well-known sport in Karnataka. Though it is difficult to trace the history of this sport yet it is popularly believed that the sport has its origin in the farming community of Karnataka. Following the age-old traditions today Kambala is played as recreational sport by the farmers. The buffalo race is played before the harvesting season commences. It is a way showing gratitude the gods who protect their crops from destruction. To celebrate this moment they organize for different kinds of outdoor sports. Kambala is also seen as the beginning of the sowing season for the next round of crops. Besides these the sport is also organized during religious festivals, such as, Kodamantaya and Jumaadi Bhuta Kolas.
Wondering how the game is played. To begin with Kambala is a very simple to play. A track for running is used this track usually is set within the paddy field. Two buffaloes are tied to a cart and the contest takes place between two pair of buffaloes. These animals are controlled by the farmer who carries a whip with him. In the ancient ages the winning pair of buffaloes was rewarded with fruits such as coconut and other simple gifts. Later, however, these plain gifts were replaced by money.
The UN affiliated OIPA in India and PFA Haryana strongly opposed the promotion of Kambala Buffalo race event during the Surajkund Craft Mela, we appeal to all concerned to drop the idea about this cruel event because it will earn negative publicity for the Organisers, the AWBI may issue directions to the Organisers to change their theme, ban Kambala buffalo race, batting in Kerala and Karnataka. Joy rides on camels, elephants and horses needs attention along with the installation of mobile towers during the Surajkund Craft Mela, 2013.