The buffalo racing sport, Kambala was organised in Karnataka’s Thiruvail. The sport will continue in Karnataka for now, as the Supreme Court on Monday refused to stop it, saying it will hear the matter in March. Kambala starts from December and continues till March. It coincides with the Pongal festivities. PETA India had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction to strike down the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, which allows Kambala events and other bull-cart races in the state.