The Animal Welfare Board of India v. Union of India on Jallikattu and Kambala

  • Ranjana Sathiavageeswaran
  • Show Author Details
  • Ranjana Sathiavageeswaran

    Advocate in India

  • img Download Full Paper


Indian jurisprudence on animal rights is a huge point of contention and debate. The use of animals in various sports for entertainment, accompanied by cruel and inhumane treatment, triggered this debate. Liberal interpretation by the Supreme Court in the A. Nagaraja judgment, banning Jallikattu, Kambala, and Bull Race for being cruel to animals, resulted in utter chaos with pressure forcing States to amend them. These Amendments were challenged for being a mere cosmetic change of law to override the earlier judgment. This Article is a detailed comment on the judgment that ensued.


Case Comment


International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2087 - 2093


Creative Commons

This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) (, which permits remixing, adapting, and building upon the work for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.


Copyright © IJLMH 2021