Kambala, a celebration of crop, cattle, and community living, has faced objections from animal rights activists who associate animal cruelty with this age-old practice.
So, we decided to go behind the scenes and find out what really happens – especially how the buffalo bulls are treated year-round.
Here's what we found.
Photos: Karthik Rao, Mangaluru Kambala
Video (Song): Akshith Shetty/Kambala King’s Productions
Please read the story: Kambala: How Enthusiasts And Farmers Are Keeping Alive An Old Tradition
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