After Jallikattu ordinance Karnataka has introduced a Bill to facilitate the conduct of traditional buffalo race "Kambala" and bullock cart races on Friday in the ongoing session of the assembly.
The bill Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017 tabled by Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sericulture A . Manju, seeks to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, in its application to Karnataka.
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (Central Act 59 of 1960) was enacted to prevent the infliction of unnecessary cruelty and suffering on animals. It recognises the need to exempt the application of its provisions in certain circumstances.