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November 23, 2020

Bullock cart loaded with 14.55 tonnes of sugarcane just to set a record

Mandya: Aiming to break the record of a bullock cart carrying 12 tonnes of sugarcane, the youths of H. Malligere village in Mandya taluk, loaded 14.55 tonnes (14,550 kg) of sugarcane onto a bullock cart and it was carried for a distance of 3 kms. The video of the event which has now gone viral is being widely criticised. 

It is common for the district farmers to use bullock carts to transport sugarcane and normally 5 to 8 tonnes of sugarcane is transported on a cart. But for a while now there has been a competition as to whose cart can carry more weight which has led to a sugarcane loading craze. The new record belongs to Sharat who had purchased a pair of bullocks for Rs. 2.90 lakh recently. The cart was modified with tractor tyres and axles to handle the load.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Bullocks burden !”

  1. cs murthy says:

    Sir,
    Hereby, extremely requested to take action to ban the cart with bullocks for transportation by concerned authority.
    Highly an inhuman activities that is troubling animals. Instead of using animals they can use tractors for transportation is legitamate.
    regards,
    [email protected]

  2. Govind Pai says:

    When will we develop empathy for all living creatures, and realize they feel pain and love and most of the feelings we do? I was born a vegetarian, but became one by conviction, after seeing the barbaric way animals are abused and slaughtered, including in the West (where the industrial methods of rearing and killing can be especially gruesome). However, I also realize that many people cannot survive in many circumstances without animal protein, and I abhor attempts to demonize certain groups or religions because of their diet. The world is not easy to navigate!
    Remember an incident when the German philosopher, Nietzsche, seeing a horse being flogged mercilessly, became distraught, hugged the horse to protect it shouting ” I understand you.” He became dotty shortly after! And, ironically, the ideas of this gentle philosopher were distorted by his sister and the Nazis to justify their blood lust and hatred for Jews and others! The world is a comedy to those that think and a tragedy to those that feel!

  3. Jalandara says:

    India which boasts the cow as a sacred animal to the point of worshipping it, treats its male counterpart with cruelty, particularly when it is neutered to the state of bullock. Its previous incarnation of a bull is worshipped as Nandi!
    Some one like me who has studied Vedic scriptures , I cannot see any evidence of why a bullock should be treated differently than a bull, just because it is neutered and hence fit for slavery. Every creature great and small has a life and suffers the same way any human does. But then , we see many Indian rich families treat their servants worse than a bullock. I have witnessed ministers and politicians treating their assistants despicably. Watching all of these, and the fact the Indian society has not progressed at all in terms of respecting every life animal/human, I can see why India is such a morally depraved country despite brandishing an ancient culture in the form of plethora of temples and religious festivals. I see beneath it, a very sick society, devoid of decent humanity.
    I was born a vegetarian, brought up as a vegetarian and continue to be a vegetarian even enduring the tough times I had in 1960s when I was studying in the West and working later when vegetarianism was tested to the limit, and when a vegetarian and teetotaller was considered as weirdo!
    These days , in every Western country, there are a large numbers of vegetarians, and particularly vegans, who practice consuming the plant-based food, and live healthy, with no need for animal protein. In act many sportsmen , particularly football (soccer) players in Europe are practising vegans,even given their intense training and the 90 minutes of fast play in the football field. These days every international technical and scientific conference and meets have vegan menu options.
    It is a scandal to put bullocks to do hard work, when there are machanised alternatives.
    PM Modi , the other day, prattled that technology is a way of life in India, and when one sees the widespread practice of putting bullocks to hard work in almost every rural part in India, where Mercedes cars have entered, one sees the Indian hypocrisy in its ugly manifestation.

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